SUNScholar/Practical guidelines for starting an institutional repository (IR)
The guidelines below take a holistic and integrated systems approach to digital academic research institutional repository management.
The focus during development of the system has been extremely long term sustainability and visibility, on the internet, using open standards and open source software.
- Step 1 - Open Access Policy and Digital Preservation Plan
- Step 2 - Friendly Persistent URL and Preservable Digital Objects
- Step 3 - Employ Repository Management Personnel
- Step 4 - Build Repository IT Infrastructure
- Step 5 - Install DSpace Repository Software
- Step 6 - Repository System Backup & Monitoring
- Step 7 - Repository Launch and Registration with Harvesters
- Step 8 - Capture Research Records and Submit Research Items
- Step 9 - Repository Self-Help and News
- Step 10 - Engage Research Partners
- Step 11 - Continuous System Improvement
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PDF Book Version
If you downloaded the PDF version of the book and you decide to setup a repository, then rather use the online wiki when doing the system setup because the wiki will always have the latest information.
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Develop your own journal publishing system
Now that you are familiar with what is required for successful repository management in the long term, why not try to establish your own journal publishing system.