New Content in Digital Repositories

Book description

Research institutions are under pressure to make their outputs more accessible in order to meet funding requirements and policy guidelines. Libraries have traditionally played an important role by exposing research output through a predominantly institution-based digital repository, with an emphasis on storing published works. New publishing paradigms are emerging that include research data, huge volumes of which are being generated globally. Repositories are the natural home for managing, storing and describing institutional research content. New Content in Digital Repositories explores the diversity of content types being stored in digital repositories with a focus on research data, creative works, and the interesting challenges they pose. Chapters in this title cover: new content types in repositories; developing and training repository teams; metadata schemas and standards for diverse resources; persistent identifiers for research data and authors; research data: the new gold; exposing and sharing repository content; selecting repository software; repository statistics and altmetrics.

  • Explores the role of repositories in the research lifecycle, and the emerging context for increasing non-text based content
  • Focuses on the management of research data in repositories and related issues such as metadata and persistent identifiers
  • Discusses skills and knowledge needed by repository staff to manage content diversity

Table of contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. List of tables
  6. List of abbreviations
  7. Acknowledgements
  8. Foreword
  9. About the authors
  10. Chapter 1: Introduction
    1. Abstract:
    2. Types of repositories
    3. Research accessibility
    4. Research accountability
    5. Data sharing
    6. Learning life cycle
    7. Multimedia
    8. Digital sustainability
    9. Rethinking repositories to meet new challenges
  11. Chapter 2: New content types in repositories
    1. Abstract:
    2. Changing nature of repository content types
    3. Film
    4. Streaming media
    5. Artwork as research
    6. Research datasets
    7. Research outputs in learning and teaching
    8. Student-generated content
    9. Web archiving
    10. User as content creator
    11. Projects
    12. Legacy collections
  12. Chapter 3: Developing and training repository teams
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. Selecting staff
    4. Skills identified in authors’ survey
    5. Expertise required with new types of content
    6. Research data and its specialised requirements
    7. Expertise required in copyright and rights management
    8. Training and development
    9. Sustaining teams
  13. Chapter 4: Metadata schemas and standards for diverse resources
    1. Abstract:
    2. What is ‘metadata’?
    3. Metadata standards and schemas
    4. Metadata for research data
    5. Metadata for people and organisations
    6. Metadata for film and creative works
    7. Standard approach to metadata
    8. Guidelines for selecting a metadata schema
  14. Chapter 5: Persistent identifiers for research data and authors
    1. Abstract:
    2. What are persistent identifiers?
    3. Guidelines for selecting persistent identifiers
    4. Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for research data
    5. Solving name ambiguity: identifiers for people and groups
  15. Chapter 6: Research data: the new gold
    1. Abstract:
    2. The data deluge
    3. Repositories and research data
    4. Making the case for open access to research data
    5. Further resources
  16. Chapter 7: Exposing and sharing repository content
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. The OAI-PMH
    4. Other ways of exchanging repository content
    5. Repository directories and discovery portals
  17. Chapter 8: Selecting repository software
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. Functionality to be considered
    4. Open-source versus commercial
    5. Considering a collaborative approach
    6. Cloud hosting
    7. Repository certification
    8. Conclusion
  18. Chapter 9: Repository statistics altmetrics
    1. Abstract:
    2. Repository content and usage statistics
    3. Shortcomings in repository statistics
    4. Altmetrics
  19. Chapter 10: Conclusion
    1. Abstract:
  20. Bibliography
  21. Index

Product information

  • Title: New Content in Digital Repositories
  • Author(s): Natasha Simons, Joanna Richardson
  • Release date: October 2013
  • Publisher(s): Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781780634098