THE CHALLENGING ROLE OF LIBRARIAN IN CREATION OF INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORIES (IRs)
Author(s): S. Yadagiri, S.Nagaraju
Throughout the twentieth century libraries have evolved from totally physical spaces to a blend of physical and virtual environments. Libraries are becoming a more integrated part of the community by infusing library expertise into research, teaching, learning, and service functions. In focus on of IRs, while librarians may be concerned with technical support costs , staff and user training and support, IR advocacy and promotion, metadata creation and maintenance and long-term digital preservation. This paper deals with the role and challenges of librarian in management of institutions repositories (IRs).