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The idea that universities and libraries ought to be more involved in developing a university's research distribution policy and developing strategies for the distribution of research and scholarship is one that is sparking a lot of interest among provosts and other university administrators. The February 2009 report by the AAU, ARL, CNI, and NASULGC, ”The University’s Role in the Dissemination of Research and Scholarship--A Call to Action” has been a particularly significant influence.

Institutional repositories provide an important infrastructure for developing research distribution strategies, but many other aspects such as scholarly communication issues, copyright issues, campus publishing policies and strategies, faculty copyright and intellectual property education and issues, electronic theses and dissertations, and open access publishing must also be part of the discussion.

This presentation develops a framework for thinking about research distribution policies and strategies and uses Boise State University as a case study. It also provides librarians with strategies for selling the institutional repository concept and working with administrators and others on campus. Major topics include:
An overview of the research distribution strategies model.
Research distribution strategies key elements and issues.
Framing the conversation for the campus.
Boise State University case study examples.

This presentation was presented on May 6, 2009 as part of the ALA/ALCTS Institutional Repository Webinar series.

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