Librarian and Repository Manager for Deep Blue
University of Michigan
Deep Blue, the University of Michigan’s institutional repository service, launched in 2006. It now provides access to over 100,000 articles, theses, and other scholarly works written by U-M authors. We have succeeded in many ways (some replicable, some not, perhaps) and have also failed to meet our goals in others (many of them typical). In 2016 we launched an additional service, Deep Blue Data, to better handle the data needs of the University. So, as we plan to merge the original and the data services version on the Hydra/Fedora platform, we would like to share our experience and metrics, learn about how other experts are managing and enhancing what they offer, and discuss their plans for the future.