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The repository ecology: an approach to understanding repository and service interactions

Robertson, R.J. (2007) The repository ecology: an approach to understanding repository and service interactions. In: CERN workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI5), 2007-04-18 - 2007-04-20.

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Abstract

An increasing number of university institutions and other organisations are deciding to deploy repositories and a growing number of formal and informal distributed services are supporting or capitalising on the information these repositories provide. Despite reasonably well understood technical architectures, early majority adopters may struggle to articulate their place within the actualities of a wider information environment. The idea of a repository ecology provides developers and administrators with a useful way of articulating and analysing their place in the information environment, and the technical and organisational interactions they have, or are developing, with other parts of such an environment. This presentation will provide an overview of the concept of a repository ecology and examine some examples from the domains of scholarly communications and elearning.