This article offers advice to new repository managers, serials managers or people transitioning to an open access (OA) repository and wanting to fill the repository with all the published research output of their institution. The advice is not new. It has been said by many others in part, and by the author in Australia and New Zealand for at least five years. It is, however, firmly based on experience and knowledge of what works and what doesn't in many universities, right around the world. The article contains only the most important advice abstracted to bare essentials.