Not all repositories are created under ideal circumstances, and inheriting an institutional repository can present challenges distinct from building one from scratch. Changes in institutional vision, policies, and priorities can lead to inconsistent content and limited metadata. Lack of documentation and loss of institutional memory can result in uncertainty about previous decisions. This case study examines the process of auditing a legacy institutional repository in order to ensure the content best reflects the institution’s current goals and policies.
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Andreu, F. C. (2023). Up to code: Lessons learned in evaluating and improving legacy IRs. In J. C. Cromwell (Ed.), Rethinking institutional repositories: Innovations in management, collections, and inclusion (pp. 59-66). Association of College and Research Libraries.
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