Building a Culture of Reuse: An Analysis of Reusable Software and Policies for Institutional Libraries

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The Digital Curation Centre


This paper will present findings from a multi-case study on the need for and valuable assets of reusable software and policies for digital library infrastructures. This paper supports the conference theme of reusability. Curating for reuse is a strategy that should not be limited to digital assets, and can extend to digital library software, policy, infrastructure, and implementation. Specifically, we seek to understand how data curators utilize reusable digital library software and policies and how we at Virginia Tech University Libraries can improve the reusability of our resources in order to promote openness, transparency, and reusability.



digital libraries, digital library policy, digital library software, reusability, accessibility