Re-discovering repository architecture: adding discovery as a key service

Sefton, Peter (2008) Re-discovering repository architecture: adding discovery as a key service. New Review of Information Networking, 14 (2). pp. 84-101. ISSN 1361-4576

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Abstract

This article proposes an architecture for institutional repositories (IRs) which is more service oriented and distributed than the typical view of a repository as a monolithic software application. The discussion is informed by first-hand case-studies from work conducted in the Australian IR scene. The paper shows how a reinterpretation of the monolithic architecture could help to make the repository better able to meet its goals. Finally, the architectural features suggested in the second part are drawn together into a proposed layered architecture for repository systems centred on a discovery service with a common index of multiple application services.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Depositing User: Ms Leslie Blay
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2010 10:18
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: integration; metadata; repositories; research information
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080707 Organisation of Information and Knowledge Resources
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080505 Web Technologies (excl. Web Search)
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080704 Information Retrieval and Web Search
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1080/13614570903359407
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7053

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