Category Archives: Digital Repositories

Institutional Repositories and the Principle of Open Access

In 2007 Carol A. Parker published an article titled, “Institutional Repositories and the Principle of Open Access: Changing the Way We Think about Legal Scholarship.” As stated in the introduction, “This article discusses institutional repositories, how they enable open access to legal scholarship, and how they are changing the way we think about legal scholarship.”

http://works.bepress.com/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1000&context=carol_parker&sei-redir=1&referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Fsearch%3Fq%3DUniversity%2Bof%2BValencia%252C%2BU%2Bof%2BValencia%2Busing%2BDSpace%2Bto%2Bmanage%2Bdigital%2Bobjects%2B%2B%26ie%3Dutf-8%26oe%3Dutf-8%26aq%3Dt%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial%26client%3Dfirefox-a#search=%22University%20Valenci%2C%20U%20Valencia%20using%20DSpace%20manage%20digital%20objects%22

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Setting IR’s on The Path to Digital Preservation

Check out the final project report from the JISC KeepIt Project titled, “Setting Institutional Repositories on The Path to Digital Preservation.” The KeepIt project investigated how effectively institutions could support the goals of a general repository: trustworthy storage and preservation. This final report from the project reveals the results, outcomes and implications of the work.

http://ie-repository.jisc.ac.uk/553/1/finalreport-keepit10.pdf

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e-Science Curation Report

As stated in the report, “the JISC Committee for the Support of Research commissioned this study to establish the current provision and future requirements for curation of primary research data generated within e-Science in the UK.”
http://www.jisc.ac.uk/uploaded_documents/e-ScienceReportFinal.pdf

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The Carolina Digital Repository

As stated on their website, “The Carolina Digital Repository (CDR) is a repository for material in electronic formats produced by members of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community. Its chief purpose is to provide for the long-term preservation of such materials. By preservation we mean the ability to ingest the material, index and search it, replicate it, and keep it safe from alteration.”
http://www.lib.unc.edu/blogs/cdr/index.php/about/

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Open Repositories 2011 Conference

The conference focused on the development, management, and application of digital repositories. View conference slides, posts, tweets, and photos from the conference.
http://duraspace.org/open-repositories-2011-slides-posts-tweets-photos

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Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS)

As stated on their website, the CDRS empowers Columbia University’s research community with the online tools and services necessary to make the most of scholarly communication, collaboration, data-sharing, and preservation. Their resources focus on digital commons, digital repositories, and academic commons. Check out their blog announcing their new projects and publications.

http://cdrs.columbia.edu/cdrsmain/

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DSpace Updates

Dspace is making progress towards their release of Dspace 2.0. You can check out there proposed RoadMap to 2.0 for further details.

https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/Proposed+RoadMap+to+2.0

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