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Saturday, November 01, 2008

Collecting stories of researchers and repositories

Les Carr is collecting stories of researchers' interaction with repositories:

Practitioners, developers and researchers in the repository community have been asking whether repositories are effective at appealing to their primary stakeholders: researchers. It would be great to have a collection of success stories - anecdotes of how repositories have been able to improve the lot of researchers ...

Please can you email me a short (1 paragraph) success story (or stories!) about how your repository improved the experience of some researchers at your institution. They could be in the form of a user testimonial or described in your own words. I am not looking for tales of mass conversions and hysteria, just very practical stories of repository benefit as experienced by individuals. I will collect these together and make them available for repository managers and others to use in their marketing and advocacy. ...