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Institutional Repositories have grown in importance over the last 10 years to offer a core University and Library service, however, their role is developing faster now than it has ever done. Funder Open Access requirements, internal reporting, research data. Ref2020 and more are increasing the demands on the traditional repository, putting pressure on staff resources and challenging the underlying software.

This webinar will outline these issues as well as look at how the needs and use of repositories may change in the future.


Date: Thursday 27 November 2014

Time: 1300 GMT

Duration: 45 minutes including Q&A (up to 60 minutes maximum if there is sufficient demand for an extended Q&A)


Chris Keene, Technical Development Manager, University of Sussex Library

As the Library Technical Development Manager, Chris is responsible for planning and delivering online services and initatives. He's interested in how web technologies can be used to help discover and use information, including search tools and bibliographic management. His work includes metadata, storing research outputs and digitalisation. To read more about Chris, please click here.



  • An understanding of the issues libraries and Universities are facing regarding institutional repositories
  • An appreciation of the impact of funder OA mandates, REF2020 requirements and research data management
  • An outline of the initiatives to support these developments

Subject level and previous knowledge required:

Introductory and non-intensive, no previous knowledge or experience required.



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