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Feb 22 / Karen Stoll Farrell

Institutional Repositories: An Overview Video

by Judith Pasek, MLIS Candidate

What are institutional repositories?  What are their purposes and functions?  How are they managed?  What issues have librarians had to deal with while attempting to establish and manage institutional repositories?  These were questions I wished to explore as a master’s student in the School of Library and Information Science at Wayne State University, particularly while enrolled in LIS 7060, Academic Libraries.  In the video, “Institutional Repositories: An Overview,” I share information that I learned while reviewing scholarly literature written about institutional repositories.  Watch this video to learn about a library service that does not get as much attention as it deserves.

About the Author:

Judith Pasek, Ph.D.,  a resident of Fort Collins, CO, is a master’s student in the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Wayne State University (WSU).  She is concentrating on academic libraries and certification in information management/information analytics, and hopes to apply her background in the sciences to the LIS field.  She holds a B.S. degree in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan, a M.S. degree in Entomology from the University of Missouri, and a Ph.D. degree in Entomology from the University of Nebraska.  She has 30 years of experience working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, including 17 years with the U.S. Forest Service and 13 years with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.  Judith was selected for the SLIS Student Writing Award in April 2012, and was also awarded a tuition scholarship by the WSU SLIS Alumni Association.  Judith anticipates graduating with a MLIS degree in May 2013.  When not busy studying, Judith assists her husband with his start-up business, Twisted Oak Custom Woodworks (serving a webmaster, photographer, and general office manager).