Speaker Addresses Value of Repositories to Healthcare Community


Dr. Phil Kroth talking about open access digital repositories.



Dr. Philip Kroth, M.D., M.S., Director of Biomedical Informatics Research, Training and Scholarship at the Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center and Associate Professor, School of Medicine at the University of New Mexico addressed the value of open access repositories to the healthcare community as part of the launch of Digital Collections of Colorado, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus’s new institutional repository. The event took place on October 24, 2013.


  • Benefits are big: this service is a platform for exchanging ideas, making connections with others and surfacing or showcasing published and unpublished material.
  • Librarians should keep the messaging about the repository simple and jargon-free: describe it as service for putting posters, slides, course material, projects and supplementary items online.
  • Keep the depositing process as simple as possible.

Slides from Dr. Kroth’s presentation: http://repository.unm.edu/handle/1928/23414

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