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Quotations about institutional repositories (from Salo 2008)

“Institutional repository? Forgive me, but – that sounds vaguely obscene.” (Graduate student in psychology)

“What? No! I’d never want those [preprints] on the web! They’re not authoritative! I’d never use them, either!” (Senior professor of engineering)

“[Engineering faculty] don’t even know the library exists. They never go there; they download all they need. The library doesn’t even register with them.” (Engineering IT manager)

“This is Dorothea Salo. She’s our—she does all kinds of nifty digital stuff.”  (Librarian)

“We don’t need to be running all that fancy digital stuff. We need to hire some real librarians.” (Librarian)

“Oh, institutional repositories? No, we’re teaching about repositories like
[specialized toll-access vendor database].” (Library-school professor)

“I can put all that in? That’s great! Why haven’t I heard of you before?” (Faculty member, public policy)


Table 2.2: Quotations about institutional repositories (from Salo 2008);