Repositories post 2010: embracing heterogeneity in AWE, the Academic Working Environment

Peter Sefton, Duncan DIckinson


The organizers of the fifth international conference on Open Repositories list nine polar dichotomies that represent “The Grand Integration Challenge” for the repository community/movement. In this paper we take up the challenge. We do so in the context of a program of work being undertaken in our institute to build infrastructure for the academy in general, working towards a modular 'Academic Working Environment' (AWE) which encompasses both teaching and learning on one hand and research on the other. Repositories and the ecosystem of services and workflows that surround them play a key role in this emerging system.

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