Presentation on theme: "Workshop Session Repository Integration - Possibilities and Pitfalls Bill Hubbard Head of Centre for Research Communciations RSP Goes back to School Matfen."— Presentation transcript:
Workshop Session Repository Integration - Possibilities and Pitfalls Bill Hubbard Head of Centre for Research Communciations RSP Goes back to School Matfen Hall, September 2009
Repository Darwinism Repositories have mission creep? or Repositories are evolving? Growing into a well-populated environment Some turf has been well marked Some clear and fertile pasture Isolation will mean extinction Mix that DNA!
Repository Integration What related interfaces/systems/databases are there in your institution? What system tie-ups are desirable? What ways can the repository be used? What replication of information exists across systems? What about workflows for gathering and using material -- and what systems/interfaces support these?
interfaces systems databases Separate functions
Exercise: model an ideal system Identify all of the related interfaces, systems and databases in your institution Place these on the model of interface/ system/ database Identify overlaps, synchronicities, gaps - which could be filled with innovative and useful systems Draw out workflows between each component Identify owners of each component and each workflow
Guidelines Think about relationships between systems Think about political aspects of control and authority Ingest once, store once, use many times Ensure authority for each point of information can be backtracked to an appropriate authority