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Repository as a service (RaaS)

Repository as a service (RaaS)
Repository as a service (RaaS)
In his oft-quoted seminal paper ‘Institutional Repositories: Essential Infrastructure For Scholarship In The Digital Age’ Clifford Lynch (2003) described the Institutional Repository as “a set of services that a university offers to the members of its community for the management and dissemination of digital materials created by the institution and its community members.” This paper seeks instead to define the repository service at a more primitive level, without the specialism of being an ‘Institutional Repository’, and looks at how it can viewed as providing a service within appropriate boundaries, and what that could mean for the future development of repositories, our expectations of what repositories should be, and how they could fit into the set of services required to deliver an Institutional Repository service as describe by Lynch.
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Lewis, Stuart, Shepherd, Kim, Latt, Yin Yin, Schweer, Andrea and Field, Adam (2012) Repository as a service (RaaS) Journal of Digital Information, 13, (1)

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Abstract

In his oft-quoted seminal paper ‘Institutional Repositories: Essential Infrastructure For Scholarship In The Digital Age’ Clifford Lynch (2003) described the Institutional Repository as “a set of services that a university offers to the members of its community for the management and dissemination of digital materials created by the institution and its community members.” This paper seeks instead to define the repository service at a more primitive level, without the specialism of being an ‘Institutional Repository’, and looks at how it can viewed as providing a service within appropriate boundaries, and what that could mean for the future development of repositories, our expectations of what repositories should be, and how they could fit into the set of services required to deliver an Institutional Repository service as describe by Lynch.

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Published date: 2012
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 342974
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/342974
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Date deposited: 19 Sep 2012 10:46
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:26

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Author: Stuart Lewis
Author: Kim Shepherd
Author: Yin Yin Latt
Author: Andrea Schweer
Author: Adam Field

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