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Final report on Institutional and Subject repositories published

Posted by gazjjohnson on 13 January, 2009

Read the report here:

Jones, C and Darby, R and Gilbert, L and Lambert, S  [2008] Report of the Subject and Institutional Repositories Interactions Study.

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.

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