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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Five studies of institutional repositories

Kasja Weenink, Leo Waaijers, and Karen van Godtsenhoven (eds.), A DRIVER's Guide to European Repositories:  Five Studies of Important Digital Repository Related Issues and Good Practices, Amsterdam University Press, January 2008.  This is a dual-edition book.  The print edition costs €35.00, and the OA edition is released under a CC-BY-NC-ND license.  (Thanks to Napoleon Miradon.)  Here are the five studies:

  • Alma Swan, The business of digital repositories (Chapter 2)
  • Vanessa Proudman, The population of repositories (Chapter 3) (Proudman's case studies are also online.)
  • Wilma Mossink, Intellectual property rights (Chapter 4)
  • René van Horik, Data Curation (Chapter 5)
  • Barbara Sierman, Long Term Preservation for institutional repositories (Chapter 6)

Update.  Alma Swan's chapter was separately self-archived in September 2007 (and blogged here at the same time).

Update.  Also see the SURF press release on this book and two other recent, related publications (one, two).

Update. Vanessa Proudman has excerpted some highlights from her chapter, Seventeen guidelines for stimulating the population of repositories.