Kasja Weenink, Leo Waaijers, Karen van Godtsenhoven's A DRIVER'S guide to European repositories PDF

By Kasja Weenink, Leo Waaijers, Karen van Godtsenhoven

ISBN-10: 9048508479

ISBN-13: 9789048508471

ISBN-10: 905356411X

ISBN-13: 9789053564110

The Driver's advisor is a realistic advisor for repository managers and associations who are looking to construct their very own repository. This identify comes in the OAPEN Library - http://www.oapen.org.

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Funders are beginning to discuss – and some implement – open data policies. Some journals, such as Nature, already have such a policy. As these developments 40 A DRIVER’s Guide to European Repositories – – – – – continue, repositories will be receiving greater volumes of data and, moreover, data of many different types and in many different digital formats. A flexible repository will be one where forward planning has taken such developments into account and where procedures and facilities are in place to cope with what might be quite a sudden shift in this area.

Of the repositories surveyed for this study, most accept a very wide variety of item types and a good variety of file formats. Acceptance is not the same as guaranteeing to preserve them, however. Preservation implies some additional specialised work on repository content. 15 Preservation of unusual file formats or complex objects may be considered by most institutional repositories to be outside their remit. Such tasks may be seen as the responsibility of specialised repository services. Examples exist, such as the Arts & Humanities Data Service in the UK, the Royal Library in the Netherlands, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Sciences and so forth – specialised national-level services with highly developed expertise in preservation and curation of digital objects.

Additional demands, such as a change in the form of a mandatory policy from the institution, will bring new challenges for repository staff in increased advocacy and awareness-raising activities. Monitoring for future developments: ‘horizon-scanning’ capabilities are essential in a world where repository and scholarly communication developments are happening very quickly. New stakeholders: might new stakeholders appear? One example of such a thing is the research assessment procedures that are increasingly being put in place around the world.

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