The development of repositories has proliferated across UK Universities in recent years, and it continues to grow. The understanding of what is meant by 'Institutional Repository' varies from a simple store of research papers, to a catch-all monolith, to a suite of interconnecting repositories containing different materials. Identifying the different types of repository is an important aspect of the JISC Digital Repositories Programme and is helping to bring about a clearer understanding of repositories and how these might truly interoperate.
This session will introduce the work of the Digital Repositories Programme, with examples of how projects are tackling various issues relating to repository deployment across the Information Environment. It will also examine how the Programme can help institutions consider their repository needs.