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Staffing

Assembling the team(s): staffing needs and considerations

Amidst concern about the future of academic libraries, digital repository work has been one of the few areas of growth. Library staff members tend to recognize this trend, so often there is an abundance of people who express interest in repository work. However, frequently there is a gap between what work is needed, what the work entails, and what resources (staff time, staff expertise) are available.

Many of the roles outlined in this chapter can be rolled into a few positions. At many institutions, it is likely that the bulk of the work described in this chapter will be handled by one, two, or three people. However, if the institution is flexible enough, additional staff ...

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