Are repositories the key to institutional resilience? | Research Information

“I think it’s fair to say that the purpose of a repository has fundamentally evolved to become a far more encompassing and essential tool for institutions across the world since Covid-19 was declared a global pandemic.

The repository (sometimes referred to as an institutional repository) has expanded in its use and purpose with many more stakeholders realising the additional value it can reward them with, notably by using it for open access to share knowledge and materials and increase collaboration….

The repository has evolved from being predominantly used as a storage solution for research data, to become a hub for learning and collaboration. According to Universities UK Open Access (OA) Coordination Group, institutional repositories are ‘now meeting a broad national need in support of OA and in so doing form an essential component of national research infrastructure.’…”

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