New Content in Digital Repositories

New Content in Digital Repositories : The Changing Research Landscape

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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.
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  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 16mm | 439.99g
  • Woodhead Publishing Ltd
  • Chandos Publishing (Oxford) Ltd
  • Witney, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1843347431
  • 9781843347439
  • 857,736

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"...this up-to-date, clear and well-written primer provides a practical perspective on key aspects of digital repositories and what librarians and archivists need to be thinking about as they plan to ingest new content."--The Australian Library Journal,Vol. 63, No. 2, 2014
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About Natasha Simons

Natasha Simons is a Senior Data Management Specialist with the Australian National Data Service based at Griffith University. Prior to her current role, she was a Senior Project Manager in the eResearch Services unit at Griffith and managed several projects that built technical infrastructure to support the university's researchers. She is also a librarian and spent eight years working at the National Library of Australia in Canberra prior to working at Griffith. Natasha is a member of the Council of Australian University Librarians Research Advisory Committee and enjoys contributing back to her profession by participating in conferences, workshops, online discussions and formal publications. Joanna Richardson is Library Strategy Adviser in the Division of Information Services at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Previously she was responsible for scholarly content and discovery services including repositories, procurement, research publications and resource discovery. Joanna has also worked as an Information Technology Librarian in university libraries in both North America and Australia, and has been a lecturer in library and information science. Recent publications have been centred on resource discovery and research data management frameworks.
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Table of contents

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