The repository ecology: an approach to understanding repository and service interactions

R. John Robertson

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Abstract

An increasing number of university institutions and other organisations are deciding to deploy repositories and a growing number of formal and informal distributed services are supporting or capitalising on the information these repositories provide. Despite reasonably well understood technical architectures, early majority adopters may struggle to articulate their place within the actualities of a wider information environment. The idea of a repository ecology provides developers and administrators with a useful way of articulating and analysing their place in the information environment, and the technical and organisational interactions they have, or are developing, with other parts of such an environment. This presentation will provide an overview of the concept of a repository ecology and examine some examples from the domains of scholarly communications and elearning.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2007
EventCERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI5) - CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 18 Apr 200720 Apr 2007

Conference

ConferenceCERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI5)
CityGeneva, Switzerland
Period18/04/0720/04/07

Keywords

  • repository ecology
  • interoperability
  • business process modeling
  • system design
  • information envionment

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    Robertson, R. J. (2007). The repository ecology: an approach to understanding repository and service interactions. Paper presented at CERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI5), Geneva, Switzerland, .