Campaign: Repository functions

The repository should be a full OAIS preservation system

We should at least have this on the table. I think repositories are good for preservation, but the question here is whether they should go much further than they currently do in attempting to invest now to combat the effects of later technology and designated community knowledge base change...

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Minimal metadata for sharing?

For all practical purposes, the ability to express metadata as the

Dublin Core metadata elements is a sufficient baseline for sharing

repository items across subject and institutional domains.

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Campaign: Repository functions

nouns are for numpties

Should we regard Repository as yet another noun of uncertain parentage that is searching for meaning. R is for Repository in the same way that P was for Portal, O was for Ontology and M was for Metadata. N? Nothing just yet, or maybe N is for Network. Fortunately, the other nouns have had some prior usage. Repository has less common usage except as a place to store furniture. Personally I've always preferred verbs, ...more »

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Campaign: Consistency

A series of 20 key interviews to assess the feasibility of approaches to improve consistency

In particular we want to ask these key interviewees the questions to which you would like to hear the answers. So if you have an interesting or useful question (or more than one), particularly concerning the creation of user-facing services using repository content, then please use the comment facility to suggest it. Or even better put it here as a new idea (go to the home page and choose New Idea, then choose category ...more »

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The Repository is about re-engineering institutional business processes

The concept of the repository is difficult to distinguish from other kinds of institutional services which might be offered (digital archiving for example), unless the original context of the idea is considered, which was (and is) the scholarly communications crisis. Within the context of the scholarly communications crisis, the original purpose of repositories was to provide a way in which universities could enable ...more »

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Campaign: Repository functions

Create Online Open Source Curriculum for public online high scho

Create Online Open Source Curriculum for public online high schools.

 

This would be a collaborative project to create online curriculum as an alternative to for-profit platforms currently available, such as Aventa Learning, Odysseyware, NovaNet. Making it available to a community will make it more flexible to incorporation of new technologies as well as learning modules, such as the FADS developed at BEAR.

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We should embrace inconsistency

We cannot achieve consistency, so if it is important then we are doomed to failure. Why can't we achieve consistency? There are (say) 200 universities in the UK, and perhaps 20,000 worldwide, then there are subject repositories, project repositories, library and archive repositories and commercial repositories (which may be free or charged for or a mixture). There are data repositories, image repositories, paper ...more »

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Campaign: Miscellaneous

Repository for the short term

1) My repository does not aim for accessibility and/or usability of its contents beyond the short term (say 3 years)

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Tester

Test idea. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.

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Campaign: Broadening definition

4, Definition should encompass likely evolution in software solutions

Examples include content management systems, virtual research environments, CRIS etc

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Repository for the Medium term

2) My repository aims for accessibility and/or usability of its contents for the medium term (say 4 to 10 years)

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Lets think outside the box....

This is focused on the researcher world, but the arguments hold for other fields Q: What is the primary factor for ranking researchers? A: Citations. Surely the aim, therefor, of the researcher is to market her work as widely as possible, to maximise the potential for citation. Given that we are now in the Information Age, where The Internet is the primary source of answers (backed up by reading what has been found, ...more »

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