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Balancing Multiple Roles of Repositories: Developing a Comprehensive Repository at Carnegie Mellon University

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University Libraries, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15237, USA
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Figshare, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
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Publications 2019, 7(2), 30; https://doi.org/10.3390/publications7020030
Received: 27 February 2019 / Revised: 15 April 2019 / Accepted: 22 April 2019 / Published: 26 April 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Papers from Open Repositories 2018)
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Abstract

Many academic and research institutions today maintain multiple types of institutional repositories operating on different systems and platforms to accommodate the needs and governance of the materials they house. Often, these institutions support multiple repository infrastructures, as these systems and platforms are not able to accommodate the broad range of materials that an institution creates. Announced in 2017, the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Libraries implemented a new repository solution and service model. Built upon the Figshare for Institutions platform, the KiltHub repository has taken on the role of a traditional institutional repository and institutional data repository, meeting the disparate needs of its researchers, faculty, and students. This paper will review how the CMU Libraries implemented the KiltHub repository and how the repository services was redeveloped to provide a more encompassing solution for traditional institutional repository materials and research datasets. Additionally, this paper will summarize how the CMU University Libraries surveyed the current repository landscape, decided to implement Figshare for Institutions as a comprehensive institutional repository, revised its previous repository service model to accommodate the influx of new material types, and what needed to be developed for campus engagement. This paper is based upon a presentation of the same title delivered at the 2018 Open Repositories Conference held at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. View Full-Text
Keywords: institutional repositories; research data; Carnegie Mellon University; scholarly communications; open access; open scholarship; open science; open data; engagement institutional repositories; research data; Carnegie Mellon University; scholarly communications; open access; open scholarship; open science; open data; engagement
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