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Re: D-Lib article about Cornell's Institutional Repository

Ann Okerson writes

> Results: Cornell's DSpace is largely underpopulated and 
> underused by its faculty. Many of its collections are empty, 
> and most collections contain few items.

As I heard some clever chap say at a meeting some time ago, the 
idea of an institutional respository is as attractive as the idea 
of a station toilet.

> Each discipline has a normative culture, largely defined by 
> their reward system and traditions.

That's what I have been saying for ten years now.

> If the goal of institutional repositories is to capture and 
> preserve the scholarship of one's faculty, institutional 
> repositories will need to address this cultural diversity.

Repositories that are integrated into discipline aggregators do 


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