July 31, 2007

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July 14, 2007

Resource types in the home communities of 3 open source repositories

Filed under: Uncategorized — Neil Godfrey @ 12:58 am

I am focusing primarily on Open Source scholarly repositories because they are built primarily out of the user communities.

For comparison with earlier posts looking at Australian collection policies and software (three open source and one proprietary solution) I list here comparisons with the home communities of the three leading open source software systems. Not because the home communities hold themselves up as authorities or standards on what should be put in a repository, but simply for a gateway into viewing what these “mother” communities have done with their babies. (more…)

July 13, 2007

Resource types in Repositories — default settings in 4 repositories

Filed under: Repositories — Neil Godfrey @ 8:50 am

Previous post looked at written guidelines and policies for a number of university repository collections.

This one looks at what the default settings of the repository software itself — what sorts of items is the default software expecting to be deposited. (In many cases local configurations can be made at installation to change these lists.)

July 12, 2007

What is eligible for deposit in a repository?

Filed under: Repositories — Neil Godfrey @ 11:19 pm

Having a clear idea of what materials we can expect to find in repositories is essential for understanding metadata and other requirements for interoperability and preservation factors.

I have made a quick comparison of 10 Australian university policy or guidelines statements. (more…)

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