Re: Comparing repositories - subject-based, institutional, research and national repository systems

From: Leslie Carr <>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2009 17:11:48 +0000

On 23 Nov 2009, at 17:22, Armbruster, Chris wrote:

      After two decades of repository development, some
      conclusions may be drawn as to which type of repository
      and what kind of service best supports digital scholarly
      communication, and thus the production of new knowledge.

I think "two decades" is a bit misleading: although what we think of
as the big subject-based repositories may predate the Web itself it's
only just 10 years since the conception of OAI-PMH and (just) less
than 8 years since the Budapest Open Access Initiative. Even the
notion of an Institutional Repository is still relatively young - and
when did we start calling them "repositories" rather than "archives"?
I'm sure that the archives of this list will have the answer!
Les Carr
Received on Wed Nov 25 2009 - 05:34:56 GMT

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