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Lasting Impact:
Sustainability of Disciplinary Repositories

An OCLC Research Report by:
Ricky Erway, OCLC Research

Download the report (.pdf: 312K/18 pp.)

Lasting Impact: Sustainability of Disciplinary Repositories offers a quick environmental scan of the repository landscape and then focuses on disciplinary repositories—those subject-based, often researcher-initiated loci for research information. Seven of these repositories are profiled, with a focus on their varied business models. The report concludes with a discussion of sustainability, including funding models, factors that contribute to a repository's success, and ways to bring in additional revenue. It is intended to help librarians support researchers in accessing and disseminating research information.

A video featuring Ricky Erway describing the report is available on YouTube.

Related information:

Activity page:
Changes in Scholarly Communication

Video:
Lasting Impact: Sustainability of Disciplinary Repositories (2:46)

Report publication announcement:
New Report: Lasting Impact: Sustainability of Disciplinary Repositories

Suggested citation:
Erway, Ricky. 2012. Lasting Impact: Sustainability of Disciplinary Repositories. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC Research. http://www.oclc.org/research/publications/library/2012/2012-03.pdf.

For More Information:

Ricky Erway
Senior Program Officer
OCLC Research
erwayr@oclc.org
+1-650-287-2125

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