Applying Open Storage to Institutional Repositories

Tarrant, David, O'Steen, Ben, Hitchcock, Steve, Jefferies, Neil and Carr, Les (2008) Applying Open Storage to Institutional Repositories. At 2nd European Workshop on the Use of Digital Object Repository Systems in Digital Libraries (DORSDL2), Aarhus, Denmark,


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Repository interoperability and the capability to support preservation can be enhanced by introducing a storage layer that is independent of repository software. Institutional Repositories (IRs) are largely characterized by ‘openness’, that is, most are based on open source software, conform with the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) and aim to provide open access to content and data. We introduce a new ‘open’ approach to repositories: open storage combines open source software with standard hardware storage architectures. Examples include platforms provided by Sun Microsystems, which we use in this work. The paper will describe how the open storage approach has been allied to the OAI framework for Object Reuse and Exchange (ORE) to enable repositories managed with different softwares to share and copy data more easily and to be provided with extra services such as preservation services

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information: Event Dates: September 18th 2008
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 266679
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
18 September 2008Accepted
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2008 11:55
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:13
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