Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

2-10-2011

Abstract

Brad Matthies, Access Services Librarian and Project Manager for Digital Commons at Butler University, discusses the development of DigitalCommons@Butler, offering valuable suggestions for managing a repository with limited staff and resources.

Among the topics covered in the webinar: using the staff you have available to best advantage; developing successful, scalable workflows; and maintaining momentum over time.

Over the last two and a half years, and with no more than half an FTE dedicated at any one time, Brad and his team have brought Digital Commons@Butler from several hundred objects to over 2,000 objects. Just in the past year, it has grown by more than 700 objects. They have collected in both undergraduate and graduate ETDs, archived two journals, are publishing a third, have populated over 30 different series, and have built a gallery of Selected Works pages on behalf of faculty.