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A major conference on digital repositories took place this week in Manchester, attracting nearly 200 delegates from around the UK.
The conference began on Tuesday with an overview from Rachel Bruce, JISC programme director, who explained that although the conference marked the end of JISC’s Digital Repositories programme, this in now way meant the end of JISC’s work and investment in this area. The conference, she continued, showcasing as it did the many strands of work which sprang from the highly successful two-year programme, was an important signal that the opposite was in fact the case and that the programme had given significant impetus to repository development in the UK, including new strands of JISC-funded activity.
The vision for repositories
Andy Powell of the Eduserv Foundation gave the first keynote presentation on the ‘Repositories Roadmap’, a vision and forward plan for the establishment and development of repositories in the UK covering the period 2006 to 2010. He said that the report originally suggested that the main challenges were in the areas of policy. However, he continued, “getting the technology right can have a huge impact on policy, culture and working practices.” Therefore, he suggested to delegates, this may be the area that could best repay close attention. ‘The conference is an important signal that the JISC Digital Repositories programme has given significant impetus to repository development in the UK’
The vision for 2010 refers to the wish that a “high percentage of newly published scholarly outputs [be] made on available on terms of open access” and speaks of “a growing recognition of the benefits of making academic content more available”. The question now, as far as these goals are concerned, said Andy Powell, is increasingly “not if, but when…” The situation now might therefore require us to set a more ambitious target than that of a “high percentage”, he said.(leer más…)