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Collaboration in building a sustainable repository environment: a national library's role

Cathro, W. (2008) Collaboration in building a sustainable repository environment: a national library's role. In: Third International Conference on Open Repositories 2008, 1-4 April 2008, Southampton, United Kingdom.

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Abstract

This paper describes several Australian repository projects in which the National Library of Australia has played a key role. After briefly describing the proposed Australian National Data Service (ANDS), the paper examines two projects related to national discovery and collection registry services, and describes the draft international standard (ISO 2146) on which the prototype registry service is based. The paper then describes three projects related to persistence and sustainability. One of these projects (PILIN) is likely to lead to the establishment of a National Persistent Identifier Service. Another project (AONS) has developed open source tools to alert repository managers to the potential obsolescence of file formats in their repositories. A third project has developed an Australian METS Profile, together with a standard way of encoding PREMIS preservation metadata in METS. The Australian METS profile and its three layer model (generic layer, content model layer, implementation layer) is briefly described. These activities have provided a focus for the National Library in engaging with the university community. The Library is committed to continue collaborating with the higher education sector to improve the national research information infrastructure.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Creators:Warwick Cathro
Subjects:Main Conference > Tuesday 1st April > 2b - Sustainability (a)
ID Code:7
Deposited By: Leslie Carr
Deposited On:27 Mar 2008 19:46
Last Modified:26 Oct 2011 16:07

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