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Getting to the Repository of the Future Round Table

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Slides from the Getting to the Repository of the Future Round Table held on Thursday 2nd August 2013 at Repository Fringe 2013. The Round Table was chaired by Chris Awre, University of Hull, and Balviar Notay, JISC.

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Getting to the Repository of the Future Round Table

  1. 1. Getting to the Repository of the Future – Round Table Chris Awre Balviar Notay Repository Fringe Jisc Workshop: Getting to the Repository of the Future
  2. 2. Background, Context and Aims for today Repository Fringe Jisc Workshop: Getting to the Repository of the Future
  3. 3. • Since 2002 the UK has grown a repository infrastructure • Now over 200 in operation • Repositories are playing an increasingly central role in the management of a university’s digital assets (including research papers, data, learning materials, etc.) • Recent focus: efficiency and sustainability of national shared services (Sherpa RoMEO/JULIET, IRUS, RJB) • Many component parts are in place • Where do we go from here? Background and Context Repository Fringe Jisc Workshop: Getting to the Repository of the Future
  4. 4. Repository Fringe Jisc Workshop: Getting to the Repository of the Future • Two views • High level • Institutions need to be responsive to competitive demands to attract research funds and students, and must also meet national and international policy requirements. • Strategic planning needs to keep abreast of policy drivers, rapid advances in technologies and academic practices (RCUK Policy on OA, Finch Report, Funding Councils’ Learning Strategies G8, FASTR, HEFCE REF 2020, etc.)
  5. 5. • On the ground • Repository systems have been with us for over 10 years • Are they still the right systems? • Are they enabling the management of the content we need to curate? • What other options exist? • What impact will repositories have on staffing, skill requirements, etc.? • What scale of operation can we manage? How? • Focus today is on the repositories themselves and how we address the issues these two views raise Repository Fringe Jisc Workshop: Getting to the Repository of the Future
  6. 6. • Further the sector’s understanding of the costs and value that flow from the digital assets of universities • Start to shape new futures for repositories • Work together – inform how we move forward in the UK (whilst acknowledging global picture) • Develop sector wide perspective • Requires your participation and ideas Aims and Objectives Repository Fringe Jisc Workshop: Getting to the Repository of the Future
  7. 7. Agenda 13:30 – 13:40 Context, background and aims of the day (CA) 13:40 – 13:45 Current Picture - A brief overview (BN) 13:45 – 13:50 Reflections from pre-conference workshop (CA) 13:50 – 14:50 Roundtable discussion 14:50 – 15:00 Next steps Repository Fringe Jisc Workshop: Getting to the Repository of the Future
  8. 8. The Current Picture Overview Repository Fringe Jisc Workshop: Getting to the Repository of the Future
  9. 9. Jisc Repository Programmes Since 2002. Now 200 Repositories (approx) •Exploratory •Building Capacity •Enhancements •Rapid Innovation •Deposit •Take-Up and Embedding •Repository Shared Services Infrastructure •Preservation •Metadata - RIOXX •Repository now plays central role in management of a university’s digital assets, (including research papers, data and learning materials) Repository Fringe Jisc Workshop: Getting to the Repository of the Future
  10. 10. OR13 Jisc Workshop: Where next for Institutional Repositories?
  11. 11. The CRIS/IR Landscape in the UK
  12. 12. Mirage2011 Sir Muir Gray, (Chief Knowledge Officer of the NHS) the “ appl i cat i on of what we know al r eady wi l l have a gr eat er i mpact on heal t h and di sease t han any dr ug or t echnol ogy l i kel y t o be i nt r oduced i n t he next decade” . Repositories are a typical example collecting large amount of information waiting to be exploited. Repository Fringe Jisc Workshop: Getting to the Repository of the Future
  13. 13. “ the shar i ng economy is r api dl y di sr upt i ng convent i onal t r ade model s so that power i s movi ng from the cent r e t o t he edges” Rachel Botsman Speaking at the WIRED money financial event Repository Fringe Jisc Workshop: Getting to the Repository of the Future
  14. 14. Reflections from pre-conference workshop Repository Fringe Jisc Workshop: Getting to the Repository of the Future
  15. 15. Breakouts • Questions as prompts • Please raise your own points as well • Horizon view – 2, 5, and 10 years Repository content Repository content Repository organisation Repository organisation Repository functionality Repository functionality What do we need to do now to enable the developments we’d like to see?
  16. 16. Jisc Repository Fringe Workshop: Getting to the Repository of the Future Four main takeaways (for me) •The role and need for a repository as a place to manage digital ‘stuff’ seems well accepted and here to stay but •There is a need for re-stating the clarity of purpose for our individual repositories, and taking ownership/leadership in how they develop •No gaps perceived – we know what we wish to achieve with repositories, but just need a way of doing it but •We need to clarify the barriers getting in the way and look at ways of overcoming them
  17. 17. Jisc Repository Fringe Workshop: Getting to the Repository of the Future …and some scenarios
  18. 18. Jisc Repository Fringe Workshop: Getting to the Repository of the Future Repositories will become capable of dealing with content types according to their needs e.g., •Research data •Research ephemera, e.g., blogs, notebooks •Learning materials •Code •…
  19. 19. Jisc Repository Fringe Workshop: Getting to the Repository of the Future Repositories will move beyond being a store of PDFs to enable re-use to a greater extent • Exposure to the web • Text/data mining
  20. 20. Jisc Repository Fringe Workshop: Getting to the Repository of the Future Repositories will benefit greatly from linked data, but we need persistent identifiers and vocabularies to be better established and standardised
  21. 21. Jisc Repository Fringe Workshop: Getting to the Repository of the Future Repositories will focus on holding material and preserving it, leaving all other functions to services built around the repository Repositories will become invisibly integrated within user-facing services
  22. 22. Jisc Repository Fringe Workshop: Getting to the Repository of the Future Repositories will be challenged by other systems offering similar capability e.g., •Institutional – CRIS, VLE, VRE?, etc. •Commercial – Academia.edu, Mendeley, etc. •Community – Gateway to Research Repositories will develop ways of demonstrating their impact
  23. 23. Jisc Repository Fringe Workshop: Getting to the Repository of the Future Barriers to getting to the repository of the future
  24. 24. Jisc Repository Fringe Workshop: Getting to the Repository of the Future • Skills • People/resource • …
  25. 25. Jisc Repository Fringe Workshop: Getting to the Repository of the Future Gaps?

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