I’ve been following with interest the tweets and blog posts from the SPARC Digital Repositories meeting (http://www.arl.org/sparc/meetings/ir08/). Online casino bonuses; Though I haven’t given them the attention the deserve yet, I was struck by a presentation that didn’t get given…
On his blog and slideshare Les Carr posted a presentation that he didn’t get round to giving at one of the pre-conference meetings.
It offers a really concise overview of the different ways repositories can give back/ add value to the stuff that users deposit. Not all repository platforms can do all of these things yet but they’re all and real in use somewhere (afaik). A good starting point when thinking about what might motivate people to deposit.
Prompted by Stuart Lewis announcement about a facebook plugin to support SWORD deposit
there’s also been a fascinating discussion on JISC-Repositories about similar issues
See these threads (started by Stuart and Les): ‘Perform repository deposits from within Facebook using SWORD’ and ‘Repository Value: good ways of getting material OUT of your repository’