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posted on 30.08.2016, 01:38 by Suzanne Clarke, Andrew Harrison, Samantha Searle
Monash University has a serious commitment to repositories and research data management. This is demonstrated by its leadership role in the National Systemic Information Infrastructure projects ARROW http://arrow.edu.au/, DART http://dart.edu.au/ and ARCHER http://archer.edu.au/ as well as the Monash University Information Management Strategy and specific data management activities. In recognition of its commitment to data management, Monash University is now the lead agent in the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) http://ands.org.au/. This is a national project which is working to develop good data management practice, collaboration, infrastructure and services. This paper outlines the development of government policy and programs in Australia as they relate to open access and the development of institutional repositories. It then provides an overview of the Monash University ARROW Repository http://arrow.monash.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Index. The main content of the paper is an examination of the way in which Monash University has responded to policy drivers around open access by establishing a complex, multi-purpose institutional repository that contains not only research publications, but also research data and multimedia research collections, providing discipline-specific support for publishing and dissemination. Conclusions are made about the future of the ARROW repositories and the learnings from the journey outlined above.


Clarke, S.; Harrison, A.; Searle, S. Scholarly information repository services at Monash University. Presented at: IATUL 30th Annual Conference; 2009 Jun 1-4; Leuven, Belgium. 11 leaves.

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