Towards a Holistic Approach to Policy Interoperabilityin Digital Libraries and Digital Repositories

Innocenti, Perla and Smith, MacKenzie and Ashley, Kevin and Ross, Seamus and De Robbio, Antonella and Pfeiffenberger, Hans and Faundeen, John Towards a Holistic Approach to Policy Interoperabilityin Digital Libraries and Digital Repositories. International Journal of Digital Curation, 2011, vol. 6, n. 1. [Journal article (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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English abstract

Underpinning every digital library and digital repository there is a policy framework, which makes the digital library viable - without a policy framework a digital library is little more than a container for content. Policy governs how a digital library is instantiated and run. It is therefore a meta-domain which is situated both outside the digital library and any technologies used to deliver it, and within the digital library itself. Policy is also a key aspect of digital library and digital repository interoperability in a common and integrated information space. Policy interoperability - that is the exchange and reuse of policies - is a step beyond policy standardisation. Furthermore, effective and efficient policy frameworks are also one of the Digital Curation Center (DCC), DigitalPreservationEurope (DPE), nestor and Center for Research Libraries (CRL) core criteria for digital repositories. In this article, we share our research on policy interoperability levels and the experimental survey on policy interoperability conducted with real-life digital libraries, as a contribution towards the definition of a Policy Interoperability Framework.

Italian abstract

Alla base di ogni biblioteca digitale e digital repository c'è un quadro sistematico, che rende la biblioteca digitale vitale; senza questo quadro metodologico una biblioteca digitale è poco più che un contenitore per oggetti. Questa linea di condotta è dunque un meta-dominio che si trova sia all'esterno della biblioteca digitale sia entro la biblioteca digitale stessa. La policy è un aspetto fondamentale della biblioteca digitale anche per l'interoperabilità tra repository in uno spazio informativo comune e integrato. L'interoperabilità dei dati - che è lo scambio e il riutilizzo delle politiche stesse - è un passo al di là della normale linea metodologica. Inoltre, le politiche efficaci ed efficienti sono considerate da Curation Digital Center (DCC), DigitalPreservationEurope (DPE), Center for Research Libraries (CRL), criteri di base per archivi digitali. In questo articolo, condividiamo la nostra ricerca sui livelli di interoperabilità politica e l'indagine sperimentale in materia di interoperabilità politica condotta con le biblioteche digitali nella vita reale, come un contributo alla definizione di un quadro politico di interoperabilità.

Item type: Journal article (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords: digital libraries, digital repositories, policy, interoperability
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HS. Repositories.
Depositing user: Silvia Giacomazzi
Date deposited: 01 Jun 2011
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:19
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/15757

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