The European Repository Landscape 2008
The European Repository Landscape 2008
Inventory of Digital Repositories for Research Output
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The European Repository Landscape 2008 - 4 Trends in Research Information Management - 6 Contents - 8 About the Contributors - 10 About the DRIVER Studies - 12 1. Introduction - 18 2. Development of a Repository Infrastructure - 20 References - 27 3. Research Repositories in Europe - 30 4. Contents and related Issues - 42 5. Technical Infrastructure and technical Issues - 62 6. Institutional Policies - 76 7. Services created on top of the Research Repositories - 84 8. Stimulants and Inhibitors for maintaining Repositories - 96 9. A new Development: thematic Repositories - 112 10. Quantitative Assessment of the Contents of institutional Repositories - 118 11. Quantitative Assessment of the Contents of thematic Repositories - 122 12. Questionnaire for the institutional Repositories - 132 13. Questionnaire for the thematic/non-institutional Repositories - 154

Maurits van der Graaf

The European Repository Landscape 2008

Inventory of Digital Repositories for Research Output

De onderstaande tekst is niet beschikbaar in het Nederlands en wordt in het Engels weergegeven.
It is widely acknowledged that a common knowledge base for European research is necessary. Research repositories are an important innovation to the scientific information infrastructure. In 2006, digital repositories in the 27 countries of the European were surveyed, covering 114 repositories from 17 European countries. In follow-up, this book presents the results of the 2008 survey. It shows an increasing number of respondents, but also a further diversification in the character of a repository.
Repositories may be institutional or thematically based, and as such non-institutional as well. 178 Institutional research repositories and 14 thematic and other noninstitutional repositories from 22 European countries took part actively. European practices should be harmonized and the development of state-of-the-art technology facilitated. Authors, institutes and information users are stakeholders in this process. In presenting a state-of the art of developments, this book is a valuable guide for them in developing their policy on research repositories without losing contact with others. The ongoing process of widespread and diversification of digital repositories puts urgency on coherent approach, as a basic feature of repositories is the retrievability of information that may be dispersed over many of them. Continued monitoring of developments will be necessary.