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Building a Digital Repository Program with Limited Resources by Abby Clobridge

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Concluding thoughts

As you move forward to build or sustain a digital repository program, keep some guiding principles in mind:

Fit the program to the institution.

No two institutions are the same – and no two repository programs should be identical as a result. Focus on the environment, technical infrastructure, staffing, budget, and culture for your institution. Build a program in response to the needs of that particular institution at that point in time.

A repository program is not a static entity – it should evolve over time.

Users’ needs, institutional goals, and technology all change. The repository program, its services and systems, should all reflect those changes. Incorporate changes in technology into the repository - for example, ...

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