Final report on Institutional and Subject repositories published
Posted by gazjjohnson on 13 January, 2009
Read the report here:
Just glancing through the exec summary makes for interesting reading. A lot of the survey work was conducted with the UKCoRR membership last year and in many respects is a good overview of current custom, practice and cultural drivers that exists in the UK repository field.
I was interested to note that the first of their 7 recommendations was “continued support be given to implementation of national standards for unambiguous identification of authors, funders and higher education institutions”. Having had a little involvement with REF preparations I know how crucial this step is going to be, and that as LIS staff we’re likely to have a considerable role to play behind the scenes in facilitating this.