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June 2007


Presented at the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference, Denver, June 2007. Permission is granted to reuse this material for educational or non-profit purposes, with appropriate credit. An audio recording of the session is available for purchase from the Special Libraries Association (


If we build it, will they come? Whether intended for faculty papers, original journals, dissertations, or special collections, one of the challenges of building an institutional repository is recruiting appropriate content. This presentation addresses experiences at Thomas Jefferson University, along with pointers and strategies for successfully populating an institutional repository.