Law School Institutional Repositories: A Survey

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The goal of Trends Interactive is to generate freewheeling discussion on a variety of subjects of interest to law librarians. This article on institutional repositories has been written by Kincaid C. Brown, Assistant Director & Adjunct Professor, University of Michigan Law Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan.


There has been a dramatic rise in the number of law libraries managing institutional repositories for their law schools. In 2011, there were some 30 law schools with such repositories; now, 80 of the top 100 law schools have their own or participate in a university-wide repository wherein the law school has an identifiable, school-specific collection or community. This article discusses a survey of the of the top 101 law schools,

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