VALA2008 Session 3 Groenewegen

VALA2008Building the ARROW community

VALA 2008 CONCURRENT SESSION 3: Repositories
Tuesday 5 February 2008, 11:20 – 11:50
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VALA Peer Reviewed PaperDavid Groenewegen

ARROW Project Manager and ARCHER Project Director

Andrew Treloar

Director, Australian National Data Service Establishment Project

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The ARROW Project is a DEST-funded consortial effort to develop and implement intuitional repository software, and has co-developed the VITAL software with VTLS Inc. The project team has been building a community of users of this software, through the use of existing free or open source products. This paper will discuss the specific objectives of building this community, the history of our use of the various available tools, an assessment of their effectiveness and their limitations, and how we plan to move forward.