40 · SPEC Kit 292
Selected Comments from Respondents
Have an IR
“Assistant Director for Library Computing Systems was co-project director for the Institutional Repository and
participated in faculty contact and promotion. Systems staff supported hardware and software installation and
“Digital initiatives staff work closely with subject specialists (bibliographers) in promoting the IR to
departments, centers, etc.”
“The eScholarship Program Manager has dual reporting: reports to Head of Systems and Head of Reference &
Instructional Services.”
“Head, Digital Initiatives spends about .25 on IR Application Systems Analyst is being trained to take on some
IR duties student spends approximately 2 hours a week on the IR.”
“One programmer working almost 50% of time to develop and support IR and one manager working 10% of
time in planning the IR.”
“Plan to involve all Cataloging staff by individual subject expertise as the content grows.”
“Project management and support for the IR constitutes one aspect of staff effort, however, support for
individual collections within the IR fluctuates and involve both principal IR support staff and a variable
number of student assistants depending on need. The numbers provided above are an average of ongoing
administrative IR effort and project level effort.”
“Support staff in the Graduate Studies Office are increasingly devoting time to checking electronically
submitted theses rather than print.”
“The Digital Projects Librarian has technical responsibility for the project.”
“Working Group staff are drawn from public services, collection development, special collections, technical
services, IT systems, and administration. Three temporary librarians (Other Professional) provide ancillary
project support.”
Planning an IR
“One librarian is project leader full time. One librarian in library systems office is backup support to the
programmer supporting the project leader. One programmer manages the Digitool software from ExLibris.”
“The Library IT unit is the current center of emerging technology integration. We are the main liaison with our
consortium, and therefore have the job of integrating the technologies and services made available by them
(and others) into first the library, and then hopefully the rest of campus. LIT also is the main contact point for
emerging technology that originates from campus IT operations, and we attempt to integrate the library into
wider campus IT initiatives.”
“There are two full time staff (one library faculty member and one research programmer) dedicated to
the library IR. In addition there is one library faculty member (subject specialist) who has 25% of her time
designated as a faculty liaison for the IR.”
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