CALI 2012: Institutional repositories for law schools
- What is the primary purpose of an IR for a law school?
- Who benefits from the IR?
- What kind of legal material is most important to collect in an IR?
Primary purpose: Marketing and branding efforts, public relations for the law school, way to promote the institution rather than individual faculty members
IR as archive – organized, centralized, permanent
IR as showcase – authoritative, visible, open
IR as suite of services – special collections, faculty scholarship, student scholarship, newsletters, events, law reviews
Who benefits?: The law school, legal community, and library
80% of the traffic into Digital Commons comes directly from Google searches, because of this it is very important to properly brand your cover pages
Discoverability and Digital Commons – Full text searching, search engine optimization, Google enhancements, OAI-PMH, Dublin Core, RSS feeds, Email notifications, usage metrics