Digital Repository Services


Mission

The mission of the Duke University Libraries repository program is to architect and build infrastructure and to provide service to facilitate management of digital materials that have been entrusted to the university libraries for the purposes of long term preservation and access. Digital Repository Services works with functional owners to curate, archive, and provide access to a diverse range of materials related to the missions of scholarship, research, and education at Duke University.

Goals

  • Preserve and promote Duke research data and Open Access scholarly work
  • Provide digital preservation services that meet the TRAC trusted repository minimum requirements
  • Protect data, when necessary, with tiered access (public, Duke-only, custom groups) and secure access controls
  • Facilitate citation of Duke scholarship by creating DOIs and ARKs on request
  • Support Duke researchers with execution of Data Management Plans

Roadmap

Summer 2015

  • Deploy Board of Trustees repository in Duke Protected Data Network
  • Collaborate to migrate Duke University Libraries Digital Collections application into the repository infrastructure
  • Prepare for upgrade of Duke Digital Repository to Fedora 4.x and migrate DDR application and data
  • Investigate adoption of Portland Common Data Model to allow more flexible relationships between objects and offer more display choices
  • Bug fixes to Duke Digital Repository
  • Upgrade DukeSpace (development, pre-production, production) to latest DSpace release
  • Release Common Batch Ingest tool providing simple delimited-value file batch ingest of objects and metadata to facilitate deposit of large amounts of data from within and beyond Duke University Libraries

Fall 2015

  • Continue upgrade of Duke Digital Repository to Fedora 4.x and migrate DDR application and data
  • Investigate adoption of Portland Common Data Model to allow more flexible relationships between objects and offer more display choices

Staff

Jim Tuttle, Head of Digital Repository Services
jim.tuttle@duke.edu

Jim Coble, Repository Developer
jim.coble@duke.edu

David Chandek-Stark, Repository Developer
david.chandek.stark@duke.edu



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