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Title:Overly honest data repository development
Author(s):Fallaw, Colleen; Dunham, Elise; Wickes, Elizabeth; Strong, Dena; Stein, Ayla; Zhang, Qian; Rimkus, Kyle R.; Ingram, William; Imker, Heidi J.
Subject(s):Data repositories
Repository development
Data publication
Data preservation
Digital preservation
Abstract:After a year of development, the library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has launched a repository, called the Illinois Data Bank (, to provide Illinois researchers with a free, self-serve publishing platform that centralizes, preserves, and provides persistent and reliable access to Illinois research data. This article presents a holistic view of development by discussing our overarching technical, policy, and interface strategies. By openly presenting our design decisions, the rationales behind those decisions, and associated challenges this paper aims to contribute to the library community’s work to develop repository services that meet growing data preservation and sharing needs.
Issue Date:2016-10-25
Citation Info:Fallaw, Colleen, Elise Dunham, Elizabeth Wickes, Dena Strong, Ayla Stein, Qian Zhang, Kyle Rimkus, Bill Ingram, and Heidi J. Imker. 2016. “Overly Honest Data Repository Development.” The Code4Lib Journal, no. 34 (October).
Rights Information:Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-10-26

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