Staff Presentations, Proceedings, Lectures, and Symposia

Event Location / Date(s)

Noumea, New Caledonia / September 14-18, 2014

Document Type


Presentation Date


Conference Name / Publication Title

Forty Years of Sailing: Connecting Islands in a Digital World / IAMSLIC Annual Conference


To support and celebrate Nova Southeastern University’s 50th Anniversary, The NSU Libraries piloted a campus wide project to develop an institution-wide Open Access Repository called NSU Works. NSU’s Oceanographic Center (OC) was one of two colleges within the University System asked to participate in the pilot phase of the project. Participation in this phase included establishing hierarchical structures for the collections, adding metadata (in all formats), troubleshooting, and marketing to the OC community. This presentation serves to provide information on this pilot project, identifying the steps required to start an institutional repository at an academic institution, giving a detailed SWOT analysis of NSU Works, and providing information on copyright law as it pertains to open access repositories.