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GT12: We've been doing this for a long time - stories of long-term sustainability
Wednesday, 06/Jun/2018:
9:00am - 10:30am

Session Chair: Sarah Shreeves, University of Arizona
Location: Ballroom A
Ballroom A is the largest single room meeting space in the SUB. Will fit the whole conference. Live streaming.

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9:00am - 9:30am

RePEc at 21: Sustaining a Large Open Bibliography on a Shoestring

Christian Zimmermann

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, United States of America

RePEc has provided to the economics community an open bibliography with various related services since 1997. All these services are free and RePEc has no income. How is this possible? We quickly describe the incentives at play, the organization of RePEc and how this makes RePEc sustainable despite having no income. We put emphasis on the community of volunteers and drives it to participate. We then look at what can be learned from this for other projects. We provide a list of questions that you should ask about your project to determine whether it is sustainable.

9:30am - 10:00am

Taking the Long View: Sustaining (and Delivering) Open at the University of Glasgow

William J. Nixon

University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

The University of Glasgow was founded in 1451 and in 2018 it celebrates its 567th anniversary. Our strategic plan sets out our ambition to build on our current success to become a world class, world changing university. In 2002 we piloted our first open access repository using the open source EPrints software and today we have an integrated network of sustained and open, Enlighten, repositories which help us to realise this ambition.

This presentation will address the broad conference theme of 'Sustaining Open' through the journey of our Enlighten repository service. It will show how "Sustaining Open" has been an integral part of its DNA since its inception. It will follow four broad themes: Technology/Metadata, Staffing, Culture and Policy demonstrating how they have underpinned this commitment to Open. It will provide lessons drawn from our rich past experience and look ahead to our exciting future as we support Open through new repositories and services.

Through these themes it will focus on the range of critical factors (and opportunities) which have enabled us to embed Enlighten as a critical University service and to ensure its sustainability. It will also highlight new and evolving Open services including research data, impact and new open education resources.

10:00am - 10:30am

How to run a repository: Open documentation of 15 years' experience

Erin Faulder, James Del Rosso

Cornell University, United States of America

In order to better coordinate a repository ecology that includes over 20 individual systems and synthesize staff knowledge and expertise that spans decades, a team at the Cornell University Library set out to create an open manual of repository principles and strategies. This manual aims to support both new and existing repository managers. The team identified several strategic areas of repository management, composed and revised manual sections in conjunction with experts throughout the library system, and then published the manual in an open wiki to facilitate use, feedback, and further revision. The manual comprises both recommended practices for repository managers and specifically identified action steps that will allow them to track their progress and identify gaps. It is intended to fill a gap in the existing repository manual toolset, as well as engender a larger conversation about repository management practices, both at Cornell and beyond.

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