Worlds Collide: A Repository Based on Technical and Archival Collaboration

  • Erin OMeara
  • Gregory Jansen
Keywords: OR2010, Interoperability Policy, Library and information sciences, DDC: 020


The failure of many institutional repositories (IR) to acquire large sets of faculty publications has shown that the traditional IR model is not sustainable without a shift in academic publishing. The Carolina Digital Repository (CDR) aims to be more than a traditional IR and instead of focusing primarily on open access publishing, it will acquire, preserve and make accessible a range of at-risk scholarly output, such as datasets, faculty papers, university records and other faculty research projects.