Definiton rules

Campaign: Definiton rules

Say what we mean: stop using the term repository

When we use the term repository in the context of JISC(and other repository networks) essentially it means making content (in our case produced as part of research, learning and teaching) available over the network so it can be shared and used. But the word doesn’t say that. The word says store. We should be saying what we mean. We should really be talking about making content available on the web? And if concerned with ...more »

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Campaign: Definiton rules

1, Definition assumptions

Definition should not make assumptions as to implementation architecture i.e. whether deposited collection(s) held at institutional or network level

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2, Different definitions are required for different audiences

Repository does not mean much to a researcher but it has a very specific meaning to a librarian. Therefore we need to make sure that there are definitions that can be tailored to specific audiences to ensure that messages are understood.

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