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The DSpace Community Advisory Team (DCAT) has published the results of the user survey on the metadata support of DSpace. The results have shown that there is a need for readjustments based on the Dublin Core Metadata scheme, which is the most relevant for the DSpace user. The DCAT has pointed out several toDo’s for the DSpace Developers and community:
The classical library is connected with its place, a place given by the building, which provides a home for knowledge. But the place is opening up continuously, the conventional limitation of the room fades with the digitalization of the media and whole living environments. ePublishing is only the first step to a mobile library.
How and of course where the libraries are ‘moving’ within this development is the theme of the 36th conference European Library Automation Group. With the motto “Libraries everywhere” the ELAG 2012 is looking for future trends and developments. The subthemes of the conference are giving a hint, what in particularly will be discussed: Libraries in the cloud, mobile libraries, open and linked data, augmented reality and research data.
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Over the past few years, there have been a number of JISC funded projects and other institutional initiatives which have focused on the embedding of research repositories into organisational systems, policies and workflows. The results have been documented in websites, blogs, conference presentations etc but they have not been synthesised into a coherent whole. The Repositories Support Project Embedding Guide and Toolkit aims to do just that.
The Repositories Support Project Embedding Guide and Toolkit has been published by the Repositories Support Project and will help institutions to get the best value from their institutional repositories through integration with other university systems, particularly research management systems. It is aimed at repository staff but will be of interest to other groups such as academic librarians and research ...