As part of our Digital Service Programme, we are building a new institutional repository to replace the current version. This is no small project. There are many different areas to consider: collections policy, user requirements and interface, metadata schemas, hardware needs. A core part of the task is of course the technical development of the..
As part of the Digital Services Programme, we want to rebuild the TU Delft repository. Part of this is a technical challenge. The current system runs on Islandora 7, as well as various other bits and pieces, and needs an overhaul But it’s also a strategic and visual challenge. What new functions can we actually..
The Library held two workshops in October to discuss the ‘future of the research infrastructure’ in the library, with a focus on Pure and the current institutional repository. Slides The slides from Armand Guicheret are available here as a pdf (Feedback from the workshop are available below) Key takeaways from the workshops Can the..
Various topics were discussed in the light of the original blogpost Hosting on behalf of others There was a strong recommendation to avoid hosting content from external (ie non TU Delft) parties via the repository. There had been previous arrangements to host content purchased by faculties, or owned by third parties – this had led..
TU Delft Library recently held the first brainstorm meeting to rethink the Library Repository. While the initial theme of the discussion was the repository, the conversation quickly moved away from the repository and focussed more on the content contained within them. To think about a repository infrastructure first needs thinking about (digital) collections. What collections..
One of the key parts of the Digital Service Programme is to update the strategic direction and technical infrastructure of the TU Delft Library Repository. The current repository infrastructure serves many functions. Based on Islandora, along with various other components, it acts a mechanism for searching and downloading Green Open Access research articles, doctoral theses,..