On the verge of success – or failure? Reflections on repositories and the wider library knowledge infrastructure (and a bit about Hyku). Public Deposited

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A presentation at Samvera Connect 2020 described thus: With the breakthrough of the open science and research information management agenda repositories appear to have succeeded. Libraries, declared dead by some in a digital information environment, see their role now increasingly as provider of services for open research. Yet not all is as well as it seems. On the one hand, many institutions struggle to properly maintain their infrastructure and provide a good user experience. On the other hand, closed commercial services dazzle users but are a risk to transparency and openness. In this presentation I want to discuss some of the wider challenges I see for knowledge infrastructure services and talk about some relevant activities I am currently involved in – including the experiences of the British Library with using the Samvera-based Hyku solution for a shared repository service. The 'Related URL' below links to a YouTube recording with closed captioning.

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