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ERIC Number: ED502996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 57
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
Embracing the Future: Embedding Digital Repositories in the University of London. Technical Report
Hoorens, Stijn; van Dijk, Lidia Villalba; van Stolk, Christian
RAND Corporation
Digital repositories can help Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to develop coherent and coordinated approaches to capture, identify, store and retrieve intellectual assets such as datasets, course material and research papers. With the advances of technology, an increasing number of Higher Education Institutions are implementing digital repositories. The leadership of these institutions, however, has been concerned about the awareness of and commitment to repositories, and their sustainability in the future. This study informs a consortium of thirteen London institutions with an assessment of current awareness and attitudes of stakeholders regarding digital repositories in three case study institutions. The report identifies drivers for, and barriers to, the embedding of digital repositories in institutional strategy. The findings therefore should be of use to decision-makers involved in the development of digital repositories. Our approach was entirely based on consultations with specific groups of stakeholders in three institutions through interviews with specific individuals. (List of interviewees is appended. Contains 15 footnotes, 3 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: RAND Europe
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)