Making the Most of It: Tips and Tricks for Efficient IR Management

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Central Time)

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Web Seminar

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Free for AALL members; Non-AALL Members - $60
Site registration is available $125 for members; $150 non-members


Managing an institutional repository can be an exciting and rewarding responsibility. In this webinar, colleagues experienced in IR management will discuss several challenges and present tips and tools they’ve used to successfully tackle them.  Experts will discuss efficiency and output geared toward results.  Methods will be discussed to get the most use out of information collected for IR–structuring it for multi-use purposes. Approaches for getting crucial information from faculty authors will be examined.  Participants also will be encouraged to share instruments and methods they use to enhance the efficiency of their IR management.


  • efficient management and tools of the trade
  • how to get the most out of information gathered 
  • effective ideas, forms and templates that can be used and adapted for IR management work 



Benjamin Keele
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Ben is a Research and Instructional Services Librarian at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He is Chair of the AALL Copyright Committee, Secretary of the Law Repositories Caucus, and co-editor of the Law Library Journal book review column. Ben's research interests include copyright and scholarly publishing. He has written numerous articles and co-authored a book, The Librarians Copyright Companion, 2nd ed., with James Heller and Paul Hellyer. Ben earned his JD (magna cum laude) from Indiana University Maurer School of Law and his MLS from Indiana University. 

Lisa Peters
Case Western Reserve Law Library

Lisa has worked at Case Western Reserve Law Library since 2001. Before coming to Case, she worked at the University of New Mexico Law Library, Appalachian School of Law Library, Marquette University Law Library, and Chadbourne & Parke Law Library. Lisa aids students and faculty doing empirical research, as well as environmental, tax, and business research. She teaches classes for LLEAP and Advanced Legal Research. She has a J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, a M.A., Philosophy, University of Illinois, and a Chicago Circle M.L.S., Library Science, Rutgers University.

Kris Turner
University of Wisconsin Law School Library

Kris is the manager of the forthcoming Institutional Repository at the University of Wisconsin Law School Library. Over the past two years, he has been responsible for collecting and organizing law school content ranging from faculty scholarship to archival alumni magazines to oral histories. UW Law has never had a repository, and Kris has been responsible for building one from the ground up, giving him insight and experience on what it is like to start from scratch with an IR. UW Law is using an IR framework based around Omeka (as the web interface) and Fedora (for uploading and searching), giving Kris a unique perspective on managing an IR without bepress. In addition to his repository managerial duties, Kris also works with SSRN, and manages the Law Library’s reference team.


Karen Shephard
Information Services Librarian
University of Pittsburgh
Barco Law Library