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Monday, March 15 • 9:00am - 9:30am
How to Choose a Repository: Using Multi-Criteria Analysis to Guide a Difficult Decision

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COVID-19 and the anticipated decline in student applications are applying pressure to academic library budgets. The choice of a repository platform, whether open or vendor-developed, locally-hosted or supported as a service, may result in greater scrutiny than in the past. This presentation provides an introduction to multi-criteria analysis (or multi-criteria decision analysis), a framework for decision-making designed to help diverse constituencies weigh competing interests and conflicting costs, features and institutional values. We will introduce the method and speak frankly about our own experience using it to narrow the list of products and frameworks under consideration for use in our library.

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Kate Boyd

Digital Initiatives Coordinator, University of South Carolina Libraries
University of South Carolina Libraries
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Amie Freeman

Scholarly Communication Librarian, University of South Carolina
Amie Freeman is the Scholarly Communication Librarian with the University of South Carolina Libraries' Digital Research Services department. She holds a BA in International Studies and a MLIS from the University of South Carolina. Amie oversees Scholar Commons, UofSC’s institutional... Read More →
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Heather Heckman

Associate Dean for Technology, University of South Carolina

Mēgan Oliver

Digital Collections Librarian

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video