Building an institutional repository in itself is a time-consuming process. And, it doesn't end there. To actively reap the benefits it offers, you need to invest time and effort in managing it effectively. But, it gets a lot easier if you have a comprehensive institutional repository policy.
A robust repository policy can benefit in many ways:
- Choose the most suitable repository solution
- Create awareness about the objective of the repository
- Bring consistency to everything, from deposit management to claim management
- Speed up decision-making processes across the board
- Avoid confusion and redundancy by clearly laying out the rules
- Confirm your commitment to Open Access
- Easier to onboard new staff, students, and faculty members
Now, the question is, what should the repository policy cover? While each institution has its own unique demands and needs, this infographic lists basic questions that your repository policy must address.
Are you interested in learning more about the repository creation process? We have the perfect resource for you: our short guide to setting up institutional repositories. It covers everything from repository policy creation to post-launch promotion campaigns.
In case you are exploring repository solutions, head over to the Typeset Discovery Suite product page. Typeset's cloud-hosted Discovery Suite with everything you need to set up and manage an institutional repository: integrated writing and publishing tools, copyright detection, streamlined deposit and approval workflows, SEO-optimized summaries, search-friendly indexing, robust reporting and analytics tools, and much more.