Repository Ecology and Domain Modeling

Featured posts about my work on ecological metaphors for modelling repository and service interactions.

My writing on this still feels a touch clunky, but I’m struck by how much these ideas persistently come up- either in terms of the need to describe human factors in ‘technical’ systems or in the ubiquitous but unconsidered use of ecosystem.

Article

Robertson, R.J., Mahey, M., Barker, P. (2008) A Bug’s Life?: How Metaphors from Ecology Can Articulate the Messy Details of Repository Interactions http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue57/robertson-et-al

Report

Robertson, Robert, Mahey, Mahendra and Allinson, Julie (2008) An Ecological Approach To Repository And Service Interactions. http://repository.jisc.ac.uk/272/

Case Study 1

Robertson R.J., Westmancoat, H., Shipley, L., (2009) York St. John Digital Repository: an ecological view of interactions and systems http://repository.jisc.ac.uk/380/

Case Study 2

Robertson RJ, and Allinson, J (2009) York Digital Library : an ecological view of interactions and systems http://repository.jisc.ac.uk/379/

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