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Technical overview

Introduction

This chapter is designed to provide a very high-level overview of the technical environment surrounding digital repositories. For a more in-depth look at the systems and components of digital libraries, consult Digital libraries: Integrating content and systems.1 For a comparison of institutional repository systems, consult Raym Crow’s A guide to institutional repository software2 and Marion Prudlo’s ‘E-archiving: an overview of some repository management software tools.’3 Charles W. Bailey Jr. has compiled a list of articles and texts about institutional repository software as part of his Institutional repository bibliography.4

Guiding principles

Overarching principles related to using technology to optimally ...

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