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Developing a National Information Strategy in Scotland

Law, Derek and Macgregor, George and McCulloch, Emma and Wallis, Jake (2005) Developing a National Information Strategy in Scotland. Cadernos de Biblioteconomia, Arquivística e Documentação, 1. pp. 49-53.

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    Abstract

    Developing and implementing a national information strategy has been of key interest to Scotland's political and LIS fraternity alike. This paper describes the components necessary to bring such a national information strategy to fruition and the role institutional repositories are to play in such a strategy. The use of institutional repositories - as a means of opening access to Scottish research output - supports a number of key political, social and economic factors intrinsic to the Scottish scene. Institutional repositories can underpin the work of HE institutions by providing a readable means of data management and promotion of research outputs. Yet, these benefits can only be reaped if librarians are placed at the epicentre of this vision; their unique skills and knowledge informing the implementation and ongoing management of globally interoperable repositories. The emergence of a distributed national repository infrastructure in Scotland is also explored, as is the overarching role intended for the new IRIScotland project.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 1969
    Keywords: information strategy, repositories, librarianship, open access, Scotland, libraries, Information resources, Electronic information resources
    Subjects: Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Information resources
    Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Information resources > Electronic information resources
    Department: Professional Services > Information Services
    Faculty of Science > Computer and Information Sciences
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      Depositing user: Professor Derek Law
      Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2006
      Last modified: 27 Jul 2013 16:53
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/1969

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