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1 DRIVER Confederation of European Digital Repositories Fostering sustainable synergies in the global repository landscape Dale Peters OAI6 DRIVER tutorial 17 June 2009

2 1.DRIVER Community & Confederation What does this mean? 2. Robust e-Infrastructure and services 3. Challenges of Open Access in support of innovative scholarly communications : institutional repositories data collections subject repositories learned societies Organisation Data Infrastructure Outline

3 Tutorial Questions What does the DRIVER Infrastructure offer to my repository…? What can the Confederation do for my organisation…? What other name would be appropriate for an international repository organisation?

4 Repositories harvested repositories 23+ countries 1,000,000+ documents 25+ languages Acknowledgement Paolo Manghi CNR

5 Community & Confederation Develop national communities Improve data quality for automated harvesting Strategic support Professional development of repository managers Persistent identifiers Organisational model

6 What is the Confederation…? Permanent organisational backbone for European repository structure Geographic and thematic extension Diffusion of DRIVER technology Connect established communities of practice Promote Open Access Fill repositories with Open Access publications The Confederation thus provides an integrated concept for organisation, technology and content for the European Open Access repository landscape, in a virtual structure – beyond DRIVER project activities.

7 Federation of federations Academic institutions host scientific digital repositories Universities Research centres NGOs SPARC Europe, LIBER National, regional or subject-based federations Data aggregations

8 Repository infrastructure challenges Acknowledgement: Neil Jacobs, JISC

9 Repository infrastructure challenges Acknowledgement Neil Jacobs, JISC

10 Disciplinary Repository Infrastructures ArXiV – Physics, Mathematics, Informatics PubMed - Life Sciences CLARIN, OLAC – Linguistics, CESSDA – Social Sciences DARIAH – Humanities RePEc; NEEO – Economics METAFOR – Meteorology, Climatology MACE - Architecture IVOA – Astronomy Media-specific: EFG

11 Federation objectives Academic institutions NGOs National, regional or subject-based federations Overcome shortcomings of simple point-to-point networks Foster synergies between existing federations Stimulate building of federations where these do not exist

12 Memoranda of Understanding DRIVER- SPARC Europe – July 2008 Open Access Netzwerk von Repositorien (Germany) - August 2008 RECOLECTA (Spain) – August 2008 eIFL.net – Electronic Information for Libraries – September 2008 Digital Repository Federation (DRF Japan) - November 2008 Digital Preservation Europe (DPE ) - March 2009 Canadian Academic Research Libraries – in progress Ubuntunet Alliance / CLARA - progress

13 Outcomes of MoUs

14 Outcomes What does the DRIVER Infrastructure offer to my repository…? What can the Confederation do for my organisation…? What other name would be appropriate for an international repository organisation?

15 Confederation model become a legal entity – new name…? move towards an interoperable operational service offer support for clients/partners/new repositories in the network develop the DNet software OS community develop strategic and political relationships act as an advocacy body at an operational and strategic level


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