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LG-05-08-0142-08

Southern New Hampshire University
Fiscal Year: 
2008
Award: 
$500,000.00
City: 
Manchester
State: 
NH
Recipient Type: 
Library
Program: 
National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Categories: 
Advancing Digital Resources

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) will establish an Institutional Repository that will provide open, world-wide access to the university’s research output. The project will initially focus on the works of the School of Community Economic Development (SCED) and the International Business Programs’ faculty and students. These collections include important field-recorded research data sets, master’s theses, doctoral dissertations, and working papers concerning low-income and marginalized communities around the globe. The systems and workflows developed for preservation, digitization, and access to these collections will be extended to include all departments at SNHU. Experiences and lessons learned will provide a replicable model for institutions of similar size and scope.