Using the Institutional Repository to pu…

Using the Institutional Repository to publish research data :
For open research data to be fully utilised it must be discoverable. Many types of research dataset are impossible to identify by looking at them so metadata is essential. This is the only major issue
with using existing Institutional Repositories to preserve and disseminate data. This paper suggests a simple scheme for facilitating discovery and reuse of open scienti c data.


Research Assessment and a Diverse Role f…

Research Assessment and a Diverse Role for Repositories :
In the decade since the development of the Open Archiving Initiative’s OAI-PMH protocol, repositories have been used to support a growing number of agendas: open access, preservation, open data, open educational resources. As well as these, research assessment has become a major academic preoccupation in a number of countries, leading to enhanced roles for institutional repositories. This presentation focuses on the work of two JISC projects that support different aspects of research assessment, but concludes that the enhanced repository facilities needed for this specific agenda are important for general repositories.

The Institutional Repository in 2010 ……

The Institutional Repository in 2010 … and beyond :
This paper aims to provide insights and predictions with respect to the short and long
term future of Institutional Repositories, based on the current appraisal and criticism on
today’s results of more than six years of Institutional Repository reality.
While acknowledging that important challenges still lie ahead, this paper states that the
trend towards organizational commitment to the stewardship of digital materials,
essentially at the core of institutional repositories, is still very actual today and will be in
the future.