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Posts from the ‘Institutional Repositories’ Category

IR Sustainability Through Stakeholder Governance

The Li Ka Shing Library adopted a strategic and collaborative approach in implementing its institutional repository. Engaging the institution’s policy stakeholders including the University’s Provost early in the day, a strategic planning and governance committee was established to guide the vision and objectives for the institutional repository.


A Mission-Critical Hub; HKU’s IR Aligned with Mission & Vision

Proponents of IRs now find that by aligning the goals of the IR with those of the underlying institution, there is no more battle to be fought. At HKU, the Senior Management Team has recently re-articulated the institution’s mission and vision statements, to focus on three themes; 1) Teaching & Learning, 2) Research, and 3) Knowledge Exchange (KE). The HKU definition of KE includes the act of making HKU generated knowledge and skill sets accessible to business, government and the community.


From Data to Data: One Version of a History of Scholarly Communication

Andrew Treloar, Director, Australian National Data Service Establishment Project The closing keynote for PRDLA 2008 takes a data-centric look at the history of scholarly communication, and uses the Australian National Data Service as a case study. Presentation (PDF)


ChronopolisTM: Federated Digital Preservation Environment Using Data Grid Technologies

An overview of the UCSD/NCAR/University of Maryland ChronopolisTM preservation environment,
including ingestion, curation, preservation, distributed storage, data replication and storage management
tools and services.


Toward an Institutional Respository at the Data Service of NDAP

An institutional repository (IR), a concept of open access, is to capture, preserve and make available as much of the research output of an institution as possible. In the Data Service of the National Digital Archives Program (NDAP-DS) setting, an IR can serve a place for project member technical reports and publications. The NDAP-DS, a hybrid of the library and archives, aims to offer information resources and preserve archival materials for the NDAP members and the public. This study discusses the development and implementation of the IR for the NDAP-DS, which is based on the combination of institutionally defined and subject-oriented models for content acquisition.