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Repository Statement

The Western Research Repository is a proposed digital center to preserve and disseminate the research and scholarship of the Western community.  This repository would make Western's scholarly output globally accessible from a single online location.


Opportunities and Objectives

  • Demonstrate our value as a public institution to the community, region and state.
  • Assist faculty with tenure and promotion by providing access to their scholarship and research.
  • Satisfy government mandates to make federally funded research available to the public.
  • Foster visibility of Western’s research and scholarship nationally and internationally.
  • Facilitate scholarly communication, exchange of knowledge and faculty student collaboration.

Repository Content Possibilities

  • Previously published articles
  • Unpublished materials such as conference presentations
  • Data sets
  • Western journals
  • Teaching portfolios
  • Music
  • Images
  • University publications

Online Articles

ARL: A bimonthly report: special double issue on university publishing. (2007). no. 252/253

Bell, Suzanne; Foster, Nancy Fried; Gibbons, Susan. (2005). Reference librarians and the success of institutional repositories. Reference Services Review 33(3), 283-290

Digital Humanities Manifesto 2.0, on the website of UCLA’s Digital Humanities & Media Studies

Hahn, Karla L. Talk about talking about new models of scholarly communication. The Journal of Electronic Publishing, 11(1)

Howard, Jennifer. Digital Repositories Foment a Quiet Revolution in Scholarship  Chronicle of Higher Education. (2010)  June 13, 2010.

Johnson, Richard K. (2002). Institutional repositories: Partnering with faculty to enhance scholarly communication. D-Lib Magazine, 8(11)

Kirchner, Joy. (2009). Scholarly communications: planning for the integration of liaison librarian roles. Research Library Issues 265, 22-28

Royster, Paul. (2007). Publishing original content in an institutional repository. Serials Review

Schulenburger, David. (2008). Keynote, SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting

Walters, Tyler O. (2007). Reinventing the library-how repositories are causing librarians to rethink their professional roles. portal: Libraries and the Academy 7(2), 213–225


Taskforce Contacts

Taskforce Members

Jeanne Armstrong
(360) 650-7667

Margaret Fast
(360) 650-3174

Robert Lopresti
(360) 650-3342

Peter Smith
(360) 650-3175


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