institutional repositories

Defining institutional data storage requirements

On Monday the 25th of February, Jisc, in conjunction with Janet and the DCC, hosted a workshop investigating institutional data storage requirements. This event brought together members of central services from a diverse array of HE institutions with a selection of commercial service providers and offered an opportunity for the community to discuss the future shape of research data infrastructure.

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Institutional Repositories and Data Workshop - Roles and Responsibilities

The DCC in collaboration with the wider Research Data Management community is organising a workshop on insitutional data repositories on July 9, in conjunction with Open Repositories 2012, to be held in Edinburgh.

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Open Repositories is coming to Edinburgh...

EDINA, the Digital Curation Centre and the University of Edinburgh's Information Services,  are delighted to announce that the University of Edinburgh has been selected to host the Seventh International Conference on Open Repositories (OR2012) from 9-13 July, 2012. A full announcement will be released shortly.

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Repository preservation revisited

Are institutional repositories set up and resourced to preserve their contents over the long term? Potentially contradictory evidence has emerged from my various questions related to this topic.

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Repositories and preservation

I have a question about how repository managers view their role in relation to long term preservation.

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Repositories and the web

There has been an interesting series of posts on repository architectures, implementations and implcations, by Andy Powell on the eFoundations blog.

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A National Research Data Infrastructure?

Two weeks without a post? My apologies! How about this piece of speculation that has been brewing at the back of my mind for some time...

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Gibbons, next generation academics, and ir-plus

Merrilee on the hangingtogether blog, with a catchup post about the fall CNI meeting, drew our attention to a presentation by Susan Gibbons of Rochester, on studying next generation academics (ie graduate students), as preparation for enhancements to their repository system, ir-plus.

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Repository Fringe

Robin Rice passed on this announcement about Edinburgh's newest festival, the Repository Fringe. She writes: "the event is being jointly planned by Edinburgh and Southampton to coincide with the 'preview week' before the opening of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In the spirit of the Fringe, it's a kind of an 'unconference' and we're encouraging people to sign up to participate in various ways on the wiki, e.g.

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Reaction to Negative Click Repositories

I was very pleased with reactions to the Negative Click Repositories post. I’ll come back to the idea itself in a later post, but this just attempts to gather some of the comments together (the first few are comments to the original post, but I know my blogreader doesn’t expose those easily).

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