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AALL Spectrum / July/August 2017 / Volume 21, Number 6

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26 AALL SPECTRUM | WWW.AALLNET.ORG C ore to the values of librarianship and information science, and also the vision of institutional repositories, is the concept of service. A repository is not just a system, but a suite of services. Building a repository system (or buying a repository package from one of the many repository vendors), adding content, and then letting that content sit untouched or evaluated, is not fully embodying the idea of service created for an institution and its mission. Creating a repository metrics program allows for better understanding of how repository content is used by online audiences and can be the starting point for discussing the impact and reach of an institution's online content. is article outlines basics steps to starting and maintaining such a program. What Is the Culture of Your Institution? When starting anything related to a repository, understanding what holds the most interest to your community is essential. Every institution is dierent, from who works on the repository to what can or cannot be included as content. Identifying key stakeholders for your repository as well as what people are most interested in, is important in deter- mining what type of information you will collect. For the repository, Best practices for starting and maintaining a properly functioning repository metrics program. BY HOLLIE C. WHITE REPOSITORY METRICS PROGRAM BUILDING A TO ENHANCE THE VALUE OF LIBRARY SERVICES

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