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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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There are feasible and worthwhile approaches to improve the consistency with which repositories share their policies

Part of our work to examine the feasibility of approaches to improve the consistency with which repositories share descriptions of repository policies (e.g. on IPR) - this idea -, metadata and the materials themselves.

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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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Repositories and RSS

Repositories have a function as a source of the latest R&D knowledge, which should be exposed rather than kept hidden from users. Their content should be made available to wider audiences using current awareness tools such as RSS feeds. RSS also could help to increase the interest of authors as well, in order to boost the deposit rate.

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Repository functions

The repository should have more "web 2.0" features

Again, the Andy Powell idea. This one, I think, more about sharing, embedding, mashups. Think Flickr. Think sneep.

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We should manage, not embrace, inconsistency

Inconsistency is a fact of life, and any repository instance or system that wants to avoid bottlenecks is going to have to accept items that have inconsistent metadata (and possibly inconsistent formats and policies, though consistency in those areas may be easier or more important to enforce). That doesn't mean you have to settle for it, though. It's possible to take a progressive approach, where messy metadata comes ...more »

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Repository for the long term

3) My repository aims for accessibility and/or usability of its contents for the long term (say greater than 10 years).

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Institutional research repositories are based on different models - not only solely a 'digital object' repository

Most early Institutional Repositories were research repositories. Some are purely repositories housing digital objects as in "Repositories are "collections of digital objects"". However, since one of the primary aims is to showcase the intellectual assets of the institutions (as compared to providing Open Access to peer reviewed journal articles) another model was 'hybrid'. The use as a bibliography (suggested both by ...more »

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There are feasible and worthwhile approaches to improve the consistency with which repositories share the materials they hold

Part of our work to examine the feasibility of approaches to improve the consistency with which repositories share the materials they hold (this idea), the metadata and descriptions of repository policies

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Metadata will increasingly be created remotely at the point of need

Far from becoming irrelevant, metadata for repository items will

become more important but it will increasingly be created and assigned

remotely. This will be by automated procedures such as indexing and

text analysis and also by users and readers, through the use of

tagging mechanisms. These developments will have implications for

consistency between repositories and between items.

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Putting user at centre of definition

Help the user manage data

Managing data can be a big problem. Any data that might, for example, become supplementary data in an article, needs curating. Help the user by providing facilities to capture and hold intermediate versions of the data, ad the final public version.

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