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VALA2008 Session 15 Burton

 

VALA Peer Reviewed PaperThe metadata coalface for digital repositories

VALA 2008 CONCURRENT SESSION 15: Metadata
Thursday 7 February 2008 14:00 - 14:30
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2008-proceedings/vala2008-session-15-burton

Adrian Burton

Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories
http://www.apsr.edu.au

Chris Blackall

Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories
http://www.apsr.edu.au

Scott Yeadon

Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories
http://www.apsr.edu.au

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Abstract

In this paper, we examine a range of metadata-related issues facing the developers and maintainers of digital repositories in Australia. We discuss metadata developments in the areas of digital preservation, repository interoperability, and collection-level discovery services in the context of a range of innovative repository projects designed to improve metadata creation, management and sharing within the Australian higher education and research sector.

VALA2008 Session 3 Henty

 

VALA2008Looking forward by looking back: APSR’s contribution to future repository planning in Australia

VALA 2008 CONCURRENT SESSION 3: Repositories
Tuesday 5 February 2008, 10:45 - 11:15
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2008-proceedings/vala2008-session-3-henty

VALA Peer Reviewed PaperMargaret Henty

Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories
http://www.apsr.edu.au

Adrian Burton

Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories
http://www.apsr.edu.au

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Abstract

The Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories (APSR) was established in 2004 with a grant from the Systemic Information Infrastructure (SII) from the Department of Employment, Science and Training (DEST). It was one of a number of projects to benefit from official recognition of the importance of digital sustainability and the need for development of institutional repositories in Australian universities and other organisations. In four years, APSR has contributed significantly to the management of digital information in Australia, through both its development portfolio and its extensive range of outreach activities. There have been benefits to the partners and to the sector as a whole. The work undertaken and the lessons learnt provide useful information for future planning in a field which continues to expand and develop.

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