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DARE: Digital Academic Repositories A new age in academic information provision in the Netherlands Henk Ellermann, DARE, 4/5 September 2003.

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1 DARE: Digital Academic Repositories A new age in academic information provision in the Netherlands Henk Ellermann, DARE, 4/5 September 2003

2 Content presentation DARE aims & scope Implications Programme and status Activities and targets 2003 Henk Ellermann, DARE, 4/5 September 2003

3 DARE aims & scope Repositories at all universities All academic output ( Data level ) Efficient storage and available for various forms of re- use ( Service level ) Key criterion: interoperability Programme runs 2003 – 2006; after 2006 regular operation at institutes DARE is Dutch version of open archives movement Henk Ellermann, DARE, 4/5 September 2003

4 Implications Universities themselves have decisive role and responsibility in digital preservation and accessibility of their own academic output Structural support for faculty in their communication and publication activities Management of Dutch academic information Up-to-date Forward-looking Geared towards national and international interoperability Henk Ellermann, DARE, 4/5 September 2003

5 DARE programme and status Activities divided in sets: Data level Define specifications repository (set 3) - done Build repositories (set 5) - started Realise interoperability (set 4) – in the course of autumn 2003 Fill repositories – start in autumn 2003 Service level Services projects (set 6) – tenders, first tender 2003 Development of (policy for) long term preservation, metadata and access control (set 7) – Linking with digital learning environments for educational purposes (set 8) – Henk Ellermann, DARE, 4/5 September 2003

6 Activities and targets Realisation of repositories: targets 2003 = DARE-SCORE Speed: within 6 months working repository at each institute Cooperation: at least one department/group works with repository Openness: project managers keep log on DARE Extranet about progress, with highlights and bloopers Results: each repository contains x objects, query over all repositories produces meaningful result Efficiency: (plan for) organisation, workflow, procedures and cost estimate available Speed Cooperation Openness Results Efficiency Henk Ellermann, DARE, 4/5 September 2003

7 Activities and targets Tender services projects: 12 projects submitted, 6 subsidized, 1 awaiting further detail - Proceedings-online publishing tool - Peer review tool - Archiving, Personal pages and Printing on Demand - Copyright Management Module - National Database of Students Theses - Distributed Africana Repositories Community Demos / products available Dec – Spring 2004 Henk Ellermann, DARE, 4/5 September 2003

8 Important issues More involvement faculty - through information and participation, a.o. by development of services - demonstrating the advantage for faculty More administration support Knowledge sharing and PR - national and international Relationship with publishers - copyright issues, joint development of new services Henk Ellermann, DARE, 4/5 September 2003

9 Round-up DARE ambitious in scope, size and organisation: a difficult but beautiful piece of music! Develop approach in manageable phases, with regular evaluation moments Well keep you posted on developments on Henk Ellermann, DARE, 4/5 September 2003


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