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Institutional Repository Update #2
19 March 2014
Re: Institutional Repository (IR) Update
In late February, the Office announced that we were asked to speak to the Ministry of Advanced Education’s Administrative Service Delivery Transformation (ASDT) Steering Committee about how potential funding could be leveraged to launch IRs at institutions around the province.
Our discussion with the ASDT Steering Committee was successful and we have been invited to submit a Business Case to the Committee by the end of Spring. Funding decisions will be made based on:
- the project’s value to the province;
- how the initiative fits within the ASDT’s mandate; and
- the success of the Business Case.
The Office and the IR Concept Committee are hard at work. The Business Case will only be successful, however, if we gather information and input from you. In the coming weeks, we will be in touch with partner libraries around the province, requesting information to use to solidify our argument to Ministry for seed funding for a consortial IR program.
Keep your eyes peeled for more information from us. In the mean time, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Many thanks as always, and we’ll be in touch!
Leigh Anne Palmer
BC Electronic Library Network