Death of a repository

Gray, Andrew. 2018. Death of a repository. UKSG eNews(414), [Article]

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Goldsmiths, University of London has been involved in the long (endless?) march to 'open' since 2007 when we established our institutional repository Goldsmiths Research Online (GRO) and not long after, our nascent data repository, Goldsmiths Data Online (GDO). We were key partners in the JISC projects Kultur, which aimed to establish a model institutional repository for visual and creative arts, and Kaptur which was developed to help define the nature of research data within the visual and creative arts. In addition the Defiant Objects project looked at how non-traditional outputs could be described and accommodated within repositories with attendant metadata. Goldsmiths has continually investigated and been committed to understanding the needs of our researchers and to how research outputs in arts, humanities and social sciences need to be described, captured, preserved and shared in an online research environment. As of October 2017 we decided to merge our data repository with our research repository and thus close Goldsmiths Data Online.

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repositories, data, rdm, research data, goldsmiths, open access

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2 February 2018Published

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05 Jul 2018 10:27

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13 Jun 2021 07:29


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