CARL Canadian Repositories Community of Practice November Call – Going Beyond Articles: What Else Belongs in Institutional Repositories?

Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Time: 1pm to 2pm ET

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This year’s Open Access Week theme, “Community Over Commercialization,” asked us to consider how open scholarship can serve the needs and the interests of the academic community and the public. Institutional repositories have an important role to play in this. As community-owned infrastructure, repositories are capable of sharing and preserving a diverse range of research outputs that are often absent from conventional academic publications but that can contribute to current and future scholarship in meaningful and enduring ways. During this session, panelists from across Canada will discuss their perspectives and experiences with institutional repositories used to host a range of scholarly outputs, including grey literature, community-based research products, creative works, open education resources, and more. Participants will be asked to consider the scope of content housed in their own institutions’ repositories and the challenges and opportunities that this presents.


  • Roger Gillis, Dalhousie University
  • Robyn Hall, MacEwan University
  • Christie Hurrell, University of Calgary
  • Aleha McCauley, University of British Columbia
  • Carolyn Sullivan, University of Ottawa

About the Steering Committee:
The CARL Canadian Repositories Community of Practice Steering Committee, established in April 2023, seeks to bring librarians supporting institutional repositories together so we can support each other, share resources, and build community. Members Include:

  • Pascal Calarco, University of Windsor (co-chair)
  • Emily Hopkins, University of Saskatchewan (co-chair)
  • Priscilla Carmini, York University
  • Robyn Hall, MacEwan University
  • Tim Ribaric, Brock University
  • Nailisa Tanner, Memorial University of Newfoundland