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New Content in Digital Repositories by Joanna Richardson, Natasha Simons

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Developing and training repository teams

Abstract:

This chapter focusses on both current skill levels and projected training needs to support the emerging landscape for repositories, which encompasses new types of content. The specific combination of job skills and knowledge sets required to work on a digital repository has implications for staff recruitment, development, training and retention strategies.

Key words

repository staff

institutional repositories

repository management

professional roles in librarianship

repository training

Introduction

Because the management of digital repositories is an evolving and dynamic area in which to work, repository work requires a specific set of skills and knowledge. As a result, staff who are ...

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