Collections > Scholarly Posters and Presentations > Capturing Gray Literature for the Institutional Repository

This presentation reports on several projects to deposit gray literature from health affairs schools at a large academic research institution into the institutional repository (IR). This important scholarship, produced by students, faculty and staff, may not be continued or disseminated in other ways. Therefore, capturing and preserving these materials in the IR ensures they will always be available. While each work is valuable on its own, collecting them together also provides researchers, faculty, prospective students and alumni the opportunity to examine this output as collections and in the context of other scholarly work from the university. Deposit workflows and challenges related to educating users about the IR, dealing with copyright issues and getting deposit agreements and materials will be discussed.