Digital Repositories: Interoperability and Common Services
The Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), Heraklion, Crete
11-13 May, 2005
Information artifacts produced by the scholarly process should reflect the nature of scholarship itself - they should be dynamic, collaborative, network-based, data-intensive, and process-oriented. This expanded view of scholarly information forces us to rethink our traditional perspective on repositories that frames them primarily as publication archives or document storage systems. Instead, we must understand the role of repositories within a broader service-oriented architecture that enables integration of data, content, and services. An essential requirement is enabling flexible compositions of services to support tasks such as workflow, content repurposing, information reuse, and digital preservation. This talk will describe the vision for this architecture, the degree to which existing repository systems approach this vision, and the research challenges presented.