Library Rolls Out an Institutional Repository

by Davidson College

With the goals of preserving and making more accessible the intellectual and scholarly output that makes Davidson unique, the library has implemented an institutional repository (IR) for the college. Now in beta testing, the repository is hosted by Lyrasis and powered by the open source Islandora software platform. Collections in the repository include: Davidson artifacts, college publications, faculty & staff publications, honors theses and other student works, digitized items from the rare book room, and student organization publications.

In conjunction with implementing the repository, the archives & special collections staff has revamped the organization of our website. The goal of the redesign is to better leverage the IR within the context of the site and to rationalize the navigational structure. Work on both the site and the IR is ongoing so feel free to check back often. 

To learn more about the IR or website projects you can visit the library blog.