ARROW targets: institutional repositories, open-source, and web services

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The Australian Research Repositories Online to the World (ARROW) project was funded by the Australian Commonwealth Department of Education, Science and Training in 2004 to investigate institutional research repository issues. This paper describes the software decisions made by ARROW, and some of the consequences of those decisions. It begins by providing some context for ARROW, before detailing why the project selected the Fedora repository software as its underlying storage layer and VTLS as its development partner. It also discusses ways in which other pieces of software are being used/integrated into the overall ARROW offering. The paper then turns to future software development activity. These revolve around ARROW-funded open-source web services, and other possible web service opportunities. The paper concludes by encouraging other repository initiatives to work together around collaborative development of services of shared interest.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
EventAustralian World Wide Web Conference 2005 - Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 2 Jul 20056 Jul 2005
Conference number: 11th


ConferenceAustralian World Wide Web Conference 2005
Abbreviated titleAusWeb 2005
CityGold Coast

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