College & Undergraduate Libraries
Beginning in 2011, the Christopher Center Library Services (CCLS) unit at Valparaiso University (VU) started implementing new scholarly communication services utilizing two different components: 1. the education and training of library staff in scholarly communication trends and issues; and 2. the implementation of ValpoScholar, VU’s institutional repository (IR) and its associated services. These components allowed for new skills to be developed, new services to be delivered and the library’s digital collections to grow with minimal impact to existing services. This model may provide a framework for other small institutions interested in adding scholarly communication services to their existing library services.
Bull, J. and Eden, B. L. (2014). "Successful scholarly communication at a small university: Integration of education, services, and an institutional repository at Valparaiso University" College & Undergraduate Libraries 21 (3/4): 263-278. DOI: 10.1080/10691316.2014.932264