[Irtalk] Repositories play their part in institutions - Institutional repositories - Research Information

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Fri Sep 19 16:11:26 SAST 2014

Institutional repositories (IRs) play a key role in open-access policies
and programmes – and in showcasing an institution’s activities.

‘*Institutional repositories are evolving;* initially they were local
repositories for the scholarly output of an institution – primarily
documents like theses, dissertations, and journal publications. However,
modern IRs need to support a broader range of content, including multimedia
and research datasets (which can be large and complex),’ noted David Wilcox
product manager for Fedora with DuraSpace. ‘*Additionally, IRs are starting
to participate in the world of linked open data, including external
authorities for authors and subjects, as well as the capability to openly
share local resources in a standardised way.*’

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