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New Technology of Library and Information Service  2008, Vol. 24 Issue (3): 95-102    DOI: 10.11925/infotech.1003-3513.2008.03.17
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DINI Institutional Repository Certification and Beyond
Susanne Dobratz1  Frank Scholze2  Wu Xia(Compile)
1(Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany)
2(Stuttgart University Library, Stuttgart, Germany)  
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Abstract  

 Purpose:Overview on certification of institutional repositories as a means to support Open Access in Germany and description of the DINI Certificate 2006 developed by DINI, the German Initiative for Networked Information.
Design/methodology/approach: The DINI Certificate for Document and Publication Repositories shows potential users and authores of digital documents that a certain level of quality in operating the repository is guaranteed and that this distinguishes it from commun insitutional Web servers.The Certificate can also be used as an instrument to support Open Access.
Findings: Repository certification will not be the main factor in achieving open access to academic information globally, but it can support the spread of institutional repositories and enhance visibility of the “Institutional Repository”-service.
Research limitations/implications: The DINI Certificate as a “soft” certificate aims towards interpoperability of digital repositories,the coaching idea prevails.It does not provide an exhaustive auditing tool for trusted digital long term preservation archives.
Practical implications: The DINI Certificate for Document and Publication Repositories pushed the development of institutional repositories in Germany according to certain organisational and technical standards and contributes to the interoperability amongst digital repositories worldwide.
Originality/value: This paper describes anique approach that has been implemented in Germany and could be transferred to other countries and communities.

Key wordsDigital storage      Archives management      Germany     
Published: 25 March 2008
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Corresponding Authors: Susanne Dobratz     E-mail: dobratz@cms.hu-berlin.de
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Susanne Dobratz,Frank Scholze,Wu Xia(Compile). DINI Institutional Repository Certification and Beyond. New Technology of Library and Information Service, 2008, 24(3): 95-102.

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