A DRIVER'S guide to European repositories by Kasja Weenink, Leo Waaijers, Karen van Godtsenhoven

By Kasja Weenink, Leo Waaijers, Karen van Godtsenhoven

The Driver's advisor is a realistic consultant for repository managers and associations who are looking to construct their very own repository. This name comes in the OAPEN Library - http://www.oapen.org.

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For one of these, the effort remains uncosted in detail but staff time is estimated at 1 FTE for one year. For the other institution, which undertook very extensive software development work, the cost was estimated at €250,000. Outsourced repositories hosted at the home institution cost around €7,000 to set up, and outsourced built-and-hosted repositories around €38,000. The outlier in the study was the big national repository which is running on 12 servers and has provision for dozens of terabytes of storage.

Some researchers from the department of bio-engineering for example contribute 80 to 90% of their findings to the institutional repository, whereas others do not. Minho institutional repository content deployment is managed decentrally in the form of departmental input via DSpace communities with local coordinators responsible for providing basic deposit support. The library provides a stable and reliable support structure to departments by supplying a broad range of information, training, help tools, and guidance in intellectual property rights (IPR) issues.

Eu is of advantage to the reader who is seeking detailed information about a particular context. This chapter has been primarily written for the repository manager. This can be an institutional repository manager, a departmental one, or a broader-reaching national or international disciplinary one; it can also be the manager of a service which has been established to bring together research from a number of sources. However, all managers have one thing in common: populating their archives is a challenge.

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