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Welcome to the International Repositories Infrastructure wiki - tag #repinf09

 

This wiki is for those interested in:

1. developing coordinated action plans for specific areas of repository development

2. pursuing those plans

3. coordinating that activity internationally

An international workshop in March 2009 kicked off this process, which is now open to anyone willing to contribute.

 

Anyone can read the content of this wiki. Those who would like to have editing rights, that is, be able to contribute comments and suggestions, should click the link on the top right of this page ('request access').

 

The plans

The current crop of action plans are around four areas.

 - Citation services - that is, making citation data more easily available from OA papers. Draft project proposal now available for community review

 - 'Repository handshake' - that is, ways for repositories to ease the deposit process in various scenarios. This project is underway and NEWS is reported on the project's blog.

 - Interoperable identification infrastructure - that is, can named entities be unambiguously identified on the web?

 - International Repositories Organisation - how can repositories and their teams work better together. 

 

Presentations on the plans were made at the OAI6 workshop in Geneva 17-19 June, and the Powerpoint files are now available here:

Citation services

Interoperable identifiers

Repository handshake

Repository organisation

 

A general update on progress, June 09 is here.

 

What's the process?

Drafts of the four plans were briefly considered by a group of infrastructure funders on 17th March 2009, who expressed general support for all of them, and varying degrees of interest in funding work under each of them.  Some are already funding relevant work, which needs to be coordinated internationally.  That's one purpose of this wiki.

 

Briefing materials

Alma Swan has produced and is maintaining a set of briefing materials that support this work by documenting current work under a range of headings relevant to the action plans.  If you have any updates on any of these, please email Alma so that she can update the map versions to match or add a comment and Alma will make the changes accordingly. The briefing materials are under these headings: please note that there is a mapped version of each for those of you who like mindmaps. To get to the maps, click the link at the top of each page ('map version'):

 

Author identification

Copyright and licensing

Harvesters - national and international

Harvesters - subject- or discipline-based

Ingest - selected issues

Institution identifiers

Peer review

Persistent identifiers

Preservation

Prestige and profiling services

Registries

Repository software

Repository support organisations

Storage

Usage reporting and metrics

User services

Validation and certification of repositories

Versioning

 

Background information

The action plans were developed in response to consideration of various scenarios, described and discussed under the following headings:

 - Preservation actions

 - Deposit workflows and environments

 - Access

 - Online reputation and reporting

It is unlikely that there would be further changes to these pages, but they're here for reference.

 

Repository news

Comments (7)

Jean-Claude Guédon said

at 2:32 pm on Apr 29, 2009

I do continue to believe that more is needed than a simple reference to prestige (especially if coupled with profiling services). I believe that repositories can create evaluation services especially if they are done on a broad, international, networked basis. While peer review leads to a pass/fail system, repositories could essentially provide "grades". These grades could be revised according to some mechanism that has to be devised. These grades should be incorporated in the metadata in some automatic (and automatically revisable) way. As such they would play a role in guiding readers towards interesting literature.

I also believe that the potential of OA should also be expressed in the ability to mine large stores in repositories for latent or hidden knowledge (not facts, but knowledge, as the company Knewco does, for example).

Finally, I believe that documents cannot exist without accompanying of interested communities. Repositories should also be concerned with developing such communities, otherwise known as "invisible colleges. Except that, in this case, they would become visible colleges.

My two cents' worth,

Jean-Claude Guédon

Alma Swan said

at 4:22 pm on May 8, 2009

Please note: two projects have reported in the last week:
1. Networking Names - an RLG/OCLC project pertinent to the Interoperable Identifier strand: details in the briefing materials on both Author Identifiers and Institutional Identifiers.
2. Deposit Plait - a JISC-funded project pertinent to the Repository handshake strand: details in the briefing materials on Ingest.

Alma Swan said

at 6:25 am on Jun 25, 2009

NOTE: Citation Services draft project proposal now ready for review. See note about this on the front page here above.

Alma Swan said

at 7:37 am on Jul 3, 2009

The Digital repositories federation in japan has issued a report on its activities 2006-8: http://drf.lib.hokudai.ac.jp/drf/index.php?plugin=attach&refer=Digital%20Repository
%20Federation%20%28in%20English%29&openfile=DRF%20report%20during%202006-08.pdf

Alma Swan said

at 7:27 pm on Sep 9, 2009

JISC has just announced a new programme called "Access & Identity Management. See the website for further details: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/fundingopportunities/funding_calls/2009/08/0809aim.aspx See also the Author Identification page of this wiki.

Alma Swan said

at 4:45 pm on Sep 15, 2009

NISO has published a report on INSTITUTION IDENTIFIERS. I've added the details to the NISO section on the Institution Identifiers page in the Briefing Materials section of this wiki.

lbm0914 said

at 8:03 am on Jul 14, 2010

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Finally, I believe that documents cannot exist without accompanying of interested communities. Repositories should also be concerned with developing such communities, otherwise known as "invisible colleges. Except that, in this case, they would become visible colleges.

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