The aim of this project is to foster discussion
and to collaboratively develop national strategies and infrastructure
for digital repositories in the UK. Furthermore it is hoped
that the series will assist in the development of individual
institutional level planning for implementation of digital
repositories. These aims will be served through a series
of seminars and other activities offered through the National
Competitiveness Network to institutions in the United
Kingdom utilizing the knowledge gained at Cambridge University
and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) during the
implementation of DSpace.
The primary objectives of this project
- Provide the necessary framework to develop individual
business plans to implement a digital repository in
each seminar participant's respective organisation.
- Inform digital repository strategies nationally and
leverage the leading edge work in digital preservation
in the UK.
- Promulgate best practices in the areas of digital
asset management and digital preservation standards.
- Provide the foundation for the implementation of digital
repositories in the UK, designed to give open access
to the collective intellectual resources, such as research
output (e.g. pre-prints, datasets, images, video and
audio files), learning materials and other digital resources
as may be developed by the nation’s universities
and cultural heritage institutions.