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

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Sefton, Peter. 2008. "Re-discovering repository architecture: adding discovery as a key service ." New Review of Information Networking. 14 (2), pp. 84-101. https://doi.org/10.1080/13614570903359407
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Re-discovering repository architecture: adding discovery as a key service

ERA Journal ID32159
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorSefton, Peter
Journal TitleNew Review of Information Networking
Journal Citation14 (2), pp. 84-101
Number of Pages18
Year2008
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon. United Kingdom
ISSN0953-556X
1361-455X
1361-4576
1740-7869
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/13614570903359407
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.

Keywordsintegration; metadata; repositories; research information
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020461008. Organisation of information and knowledge resources
460612. Service oriented computing
460508. Information retrieval and web search
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