Posted by: michaeldaybath | April 1, 2010

DCC Report on Preservation and Curation in Institutional Repositories

My UKOLN colleague Alex Ball has produced a new state-of-the-art report for the UK Digital Curation Centre (DCC) on “Preservation and Curation in Institutional Repositories.” The report explores how repositories have gradually evolved from services primarily concerned with providing open and immediate  access to one particular type of content (research papers) into multi-faceted services that support the longer-term sustainability and re-usability of a much wider range of content types. It provides overviews of a number of topics, including: repository software, preservation architectures, preservation planning tools, metadata standards and tools, identifiers, repository certification and audit, and the identification of costs and benefits.

Ball, Alex. (2010). Preservation and Curation in Institutional Repositories, v. 1.3. Edinburgh: Digital Curation Centre.  Retrieved March 31, 2010 from


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