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Friday, October 29, 2004

JISC to fund enhancement of institutional repository software

JISC has announced that about one third of the funds from its Digital Preservation and Assets Management program will go toward developing preservation functions for open-source software for institutional repositories. Excerpt: "There have [been?] few UK implementations of the OAIS Reference Model. Funded projects will explore implementations of the OAIS as well as the METS metadata standard in the context of the OAIS Information Model. Most currently available open source repository software applications do not have long term digital preservation as a key goal of their design. In order to facilitate the incorporation of preservation planning and management into repositorydevelopment, some projects are exploring integrating a preservation functionality to current open source repository software."