Then there was Reuse & collaborationCreating an insanely great digital repository service.
The vision A repository robust and flexible enough to support storage, access, & discovery of the widest possible range of digital materials created and used at the university.Meaning? Teaching materials ✔ Student portfolios & projects ✔ Research data ✔ And more.
“We have to respect that most folks chose not to be librarians.”
The tech specs • Repository built in Fedora • Perl scripts (not people) do most of the metadata ‘dirty work’The process • Meet with the client to determine needs & practices • Create a customized Perl module to unpack/wrangle data
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Two very different approaches…Created by scientists Created by librariansSpecialized solution Generalized solutionDiscipline-specific Discipline-agnosticGlobally focused Institutionally focused‘Downstream’ intervention ‘Upstream’ interventionMetadata by external curator Metadata by content creator
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