Future Trends for Repositories

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This small set of remarks was part of the larger "Future Trends" panel at the GKR Symposium on Cooperative Curation at Georgia Tech, Aug. 8 2012. http://www.library.gatech.edu/gkr/node/96

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Future Trends for Repositories

  1. 1. Future Trends PanelGKR Symposium 2012 Tim Donohue DSpace Tech Lead tdonohue@duraspace.orgLicensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License
  2. 2. Repositories* becoming… invisible * By “repository”, I’m not only referring to IRs or subject repositories, but also to any system that helps to store & preserve digital content
  3. 3. NOT disappearing
  4. 4. Does NOT disappear Rather, blending in…
  5. 5. How may repositories / preservation systems “blend in”?
  6. 6. Technology Camouflage
  7. 7. Technology Camouflage• Build simple, intuitive interfaces to more complex systems• Bring the technology into the user’s existing workflows & tools• Tailor towards novice users, but allow advanced users to dig deeper
  8. 8. Repo / Preservation Examples• DepositMO project – JISC funded project – Deposit to IR from MS Word – “Dropbox-like” deposit to IR – Uses SWORDv2 protocolDepositMO: http://eprints.org/depositmo/
  9. 9. Repo / Preservation Examples• Simplifying preservation activities for repository managers• DSpace Replication Task Suite – http://bit.ly/NeSuc3• Fedora CloudSync – http://bit.ly/Mi5exJ
  10. 10. Repo / Preservation Examples• DuraCloud for Research (DfR) – Sloan funded project – Facilitate preservation of research data – Simple “Dropbox-like” tools to save data – Securely pass data to data mgrs / repo DfR: http://bit.ly/N3G2iJ
  11. 11. Relevant Links• DuraCloud: http://duracloud.org• DuraCloud for Research: http://bit.ly/N3G2iJ• DSpace Replication Task Suite: http://bit.ly/NeSuc3• Fedora CloudSync: http://bit.ly/Mi5exJ• SWORD protocol: http://swordapp.org• DepositMO: http://eprints.org/depositmo/
  12. 12. Image Credits• Disappearing Officemate: http://www.flickr.com/photos/carbonnyc/2081250357/• Camouflaged Butterfly: http://www.flickr.com/photos/boobook48/3663561801/• Chameleon: http://www.flickr.com/photos/15198978@N04/6896989391/• Palm Tree Cell Tower: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mollivan_jon/6681807017/

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