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JISC InfoNet kit from RSP work

JISC InfoNet has announced the release of a new resource - an InfoNet kit on Repositories, based on RSP work.

The Digital Repository infoKit is a practical 'how to' guide to setting up and running digital repositories. The kit contains information on a broad range of topics running from the initial idea of a digital repository and the planning process, via detailed sections on repository set up and promotion, through to the maintenance and ongoing management of the repository. The main focus is on institutional repositories and the kit reflects current repository community best practice. This resource has been written for repository administrators. It assumes no prior knowledge of repository matters and, more importantly, assumes no prior technical knowledge. The kit can be used by anyone who needs an introduction to any of the topics covered.

This release is part of a broader set of resources in the field of Research Management, including a new web presence aimed at providing a central ‘port of call’ for those interested in research information management. This page contains links to external sources of advice and guidance and to information on other agendas within the JISC and JISC infoNet portfolio of potential relevance to the research information management agenda such as Information Management and Flexible Service Delivery.

Both these resources will continue to be added to and updated as the outcomes from the JISC work on Research Information Management support and synthesis programme starts to emerge over the coming months and as further information on the implications of the Research Excellence Framework become available. Likewise new additions to the Digital Repository infoKit are already planned for later in the year, in particular to address in more detail the use of repositories for learning and teaching materials and to link to outputs from the HEFCE/JISC/Higher Education Academy Open Educational Resources programme.

JISC InfoNet Website:

RSP Website:

Steve Bailey, Senior Adviser (Records Management), JISC infoNet -

Dominic Tate, RSP Coordinator, CRC -

23 February 2010

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