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Creating a Communally Constructed Digital Repository: Exploring issues in Accessibility and Sustainability of Online Research Databases

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Holmes B, Gardner J, Galanouli D & Leitch R (2007) Creating a Communally Constructed Digital Repository: Exploring issues in Accessibility and Sustainability of Online Research Databases. In: Bastiaens T & Carliner S (eds.) E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, Oct 15, 2007 in Quebec City, Canada, volume 2007. World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, Quebec City, Canada, 15.10.2007-15.10.2007. Chesapeake, VA: AACE, pp. 7444-7452.

Abstract
Our access to data in the age of information is truly phenomenal. Finding the information you need when and how you want it is more problematic - enter digital repositories. Traditionally the prerogative of libraries, the creation and evaluation of a dedicated 'electronic repository' of research and related resources is now potentially within the remit of many organizations including national bodies, special interest groups and universities. Also, importantly, many educators now seek to be part of the process of generating new knowledge, either through their own authorship or as part of professional organizations. The key for any repository is to provide the best possible platform for its members to retrieve and distribute knowledge. We seek to explore underlying issues of access and sustainability in the creation of online repositories, present a case study of feasibility research conducted in Northern Ireland, and conclude with a series of recommendations.

StatusPublished
Publication date15/10/2007
PublisherAACE
Place of publicationChesapeake, VA
ISBN978-1-880094-63-1
ConferenceWorld Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education
Conference locationQuebec City, Canada
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Professor John Gardner
Professor John Gardner

Professor, Education