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By Catherine Jones

A realistic advisor to present Institutional Repository (IR) concerns, focussing on content material - either gaining and maintaining it and what cultural concerns have to be addressed to make a profitable IR. Importantly, the booklet makes use of real-life stories to deal with and spotlight matters raised within the book.

  • Written by means of a winning Institutional Repository undertaking manager
  • The writer has exact wisdom of Institutional Repository issues
  • Draws on sensible wisdom and adventure won from organisational use

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By ensuring that the decisions and assumptions made at the start of the project are explicitly documented, then the maintenance and support issues are eased through the life of the service. The policy and implementation frameworks should cover the following three main areas: infrastructure sustainability, content decisions and user engagement. The rest of this chapter looks at these different aspects, from the infrastructure to gaining and maintaining content. Making the case One of the most important stakeholder groups to persuade at the start of a potential repository project is the senior management who control strategy, policy and budgets.

The preferred version for an institutional repository should be the one closest to the final quality-approved version allowed by the publisher, whereas the preprint version, such as would be taken by arXiv, is acknowledged to be the one submitted to be published. Stakeholders concerned with performance measuring, such as senior management and funding bodies, need to have their needs assessed from the outset, as their requirements may influence how the internal structure of the repository is set up.

This should happen no later than six months after publication. If the publishers allow, then the published version should be accessible. Within the USA, as of November 2006, there are 250 repositories registered in OpenDOAR. 12 Particular aspects being addressed are the development of a centre of excellence, work on a national collection of theses, work on middleware and software solutions to support best practice. nz/) addresses content, connection and confidence. 13 The main recommendations from this report were to establish a national federation to support institutional initiatives and to adopt a common roadmap.

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