The Information Market for Research and Higher Education : How to integrate all relevant information in a network of repositories?
Roosendaal, Hans E. (UTwente)
GreyNet, Grey Literature Network Service
- Publisher: Amsterdam : TextRelease, 2004
05B - Information science, librarianship | Repositories | Value chain | Publishers
The information market for research and Higher Education (HE) will in future be based on a federated network of repositories of information relating to research and education that conform to open standards, and an accommodating infrastructure that allows users the easiest and fastest possible access to information in all of these repositories. The information covered by such a network will not only comprise of information material for research and HE, but also of management information relating to this information. The market is the research and HE community; its main focus is open standards. This federated network will be global. Taking this vision of a federated network of repositories of information for research and higher education as starting point, the paper will discuss main engines for change in this market, and in particular for grey literature, using availability versus actual use of information as a main parameter. The value chain is used as analytical instrument to discuss a number of options and the roles and responsibilities different stakeholders should assume in these options. Main strategic issues will be discussed in the context of a high level strategy for this market and its consequences for the different stakeholders in the value chain, and in particular the research and higher education institutions. This leads into a strategic agenda for the research and HE institutions for all relevant information they are using and producing, in research and e-learning, in terms of content and management of this content, with a focus on grey information.
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