JISC has recently announced award of funding for EDINA to lead the development and management of shared infrastructure and curation services for repositories in the UK:
The aim over the next 20 months is to create and foster shared infrastructure, both social and technical, that will enable deposit, curation and dissemination of research literature, in line with JISC advocacy for Open Access and visibility of research at universities, including preparation for the research excellence framework:
A central task for the project is to assist universities and colleges as they embed repositories within institutional processes at an economic cost and demonstrate value for researchers and their funders.
Activity is now getting underway, with discussion at the recent Repository Fringe at Edinburgh of our mapping of the main actors and workflows in the repository landscape. The summary document is available at the link below:
The intention is to use this feedback to help devise sustainable ways of sharing service-quality components that help reduce costs and improve quality.
More about the project will be announced over the coming weeks as planning and project start-up begins in earnest.
This article was published on Nov 30, 2012