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Size isn’t everything: sustainable repositories as evidenced by sustainable deposit profiles

Carr, Leslie and Brody, Tim (2007) Size isn’t everything: sustainable repositories as evidenced by sustainable deposit profiles D-Lib Magazine, 13, (7/8) (doi:10.1045/july2007-carr).

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The key to a successful repository is sustained deposits, and the key to sustained deposits is community engagement. This paper looks at deposit profiles automatically generated from OAI harvesting information and argues that repositories characterised by occasional large-volume deposits are a sign of a failure to embed in institutional processes. The ideal profile for a successful repository is discussed, and a new service that ranks repositories based on these criteria is implemented.

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Published date: July 2007
Additional Information: This is the author's postprint with the spreadsheet data that supports the article.
Keywords: institutional repositories, evaluation, self-archiving
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 263872
ISSN: 1082-9873
PURE UUID: e0af1786-18f5-4ccd-91ce-a126ea656047
ORCID for Leslie Carr: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 16 Apr 2007
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:41

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Author: Leslie Carr ORCID iD
Author: Tim Brody

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