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  • Table of Contents
  • About the author

The College Library Information on Policy and Practice (CLIPP) publishing program, under the auspices of the College Libraries Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries, provides college and small university libraries analysis and examples of library practices and procedures.

In six sections—Introduction, Literature Review and Bibliography, Analysis and Discussion of Survey Results, CLIPP Survey with Results, Additional Resources, and Sample Documents—Institutional Repositories focuses exclusively on institutional repositories at colleges and small universities by collecting relevant survey data about the planning, funding, staffing, and implementation of repositories at these institutions, as well as documentation on best practices, policies, guidelines, and other information germane to the deployment of an institutional repository in an environment focused primarily on teaching.

Where the repositories of research universities tend to focus on the work of faculty and researchers within the institution’s community and provide access to their accumulated preprints, post-prints, datasets, and other research output, the repositories at smaller institutions often feature student theses and dissertations, honors papers and capstone projects, courseware and other teaching materials, student and faculty published journals, archival materials, and other content that better reflects the teaching and student-focused missions common at smaller schools. Institutional Repositories collects some of the techniques and solutions unique to their size that colleges and small universities have found, including shifting the focus of collection to student research, joining other schools in consortiums to offset costs, creative combinations for staffing, and creating new methods for increasing faculty participation.

CLS CLIPP Committee


Literature Review and Bibliography

Analysis and Discussion of Survey Results

Appendix A: CLIPP Survey with Results
Appendix B: Additional Resources
Appendix C: Sample Documents

Colgate University

  • Submission Policy and Requests for Withdrawal or Updating Content
  • Guidelines for Preparing Student Works for Submission
  • Student Work Permission Agreement
  • Senior Thesis Permission Agreement
  • Fairfield University
  • Publisher Permission Letter

Furman University Scholar Exchange (FUSE)

  • Institutional Repository Guidelines
  • Submission Process and Agreement
  • Rights Permission Release

Grand Valley State University

  • ScholarWorks Submission Agreement

Illinois Wesleyan University

  • Non-Exclusive License Agreement—Student

Lawrence University

  • Policies for Lux

Pacific University

  • Collection Management Policy
  • CommonKnowledge Copyright Policies

Touro College and University System

  • Institutional Repository Policies and Procedures

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • Publisher Permission Letter

University of South Florida

  • Professor Permission Letter

Valparaiso University

  • Content Submission Policies and Guidelines
  • ValpoScholar Services

Brighid M. Gonzales

Brighid M. Gonzales is Technology Librarian at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.