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Institutional Repositories SPEC Kit 292

The Institutional Repositories SPEC Kit 292 presents the results of a thirty-eight-question survey of 123 ARL members in early 2006 about their institutional repositories practices and plans. The survey response rate was 71% (87 out of 123 ARL members responded).

The text is well organized, comprehensive in scope, and provides a wide variety of examples that may be consulted for comparison and guidance. Institutional Repositories is appropriate for libraries with an operational institutional repository as well as those institutions that are in the planning or investigation stage. — Mary Beth Weber, Library Resources & Technical Services 52, no. 4 (2008): 270-271.

The publication provides useful comparative data on website presentation and various policies required for the effective operation of an institutional repository. . . . For an institution considering the establishment of an institutional repository, the survey results provide information on the skill set required by staff and an indication of the costs which are likely to be incurred. . . . This SPEC Kit achieves its stated purpose and provides a useful snapshot of developments in the ARL institutions, while the detail provided by individual institutions provides useful insights and strategies. — Eve Woodberry, Australian Academic & Research Libraries 39, no. 2 (2008): 129-30.

Here are some of the survey's findings:

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