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Title: DCC Briefing Paper: Digital repositories
Authors: Semple, Najla
Issue Date: 4-Apr-2006
Publisher: Digital Curation Centre
Abstract: Digital Repositories offer a convenient infrastructure through which to store, manage, re-use and curate digital materials. They are used by a variety of communities, may carry out many different functions, and can take many forms. The meaning of the term 'digital repository' is widely debated. Contemporary understanding has broadened from an initial focus on software systems to a wider and overall commitment to the stewardship of digital materials; this requires not just software and hardware, but also policies, processes, services, and people, as well as content and metadata. Repositories must be sustainable, trusted, well-supported and well-managed in order to function properly.
Keywords: Digital Curation
URI: http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/briefing-papers/introduction-curation/digital-repositories
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