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Institutions increasingly recognize the need to develop digital repositories for organizing and managing their intellectual output to enhance scholarly communication. An institutional repository (IR) enhances opportunities for efficient use of existing research material and improved learning experiences, and encourages collaboration within and between different disciplines and groups. Installing IR software is not a major issue, but the challenge lies in tailoring the software and setting up services, policies, and procedures to make it work effectively in an institutional environment. The purpose of this paper is to document SEECS IR system's experience in developing the institutional repository. The contribution of this paper is to provide a case study which will be useful for other academic institutions in developing countries who want to develop their own institutional repositories.