Yes - in the sense that we are asking what researchers store at the moment
with a view to ensuring that our shiny new repository (next year sometime)
will allow them to continue. We are trying to make the repository part of
their workflow so that "works in progress" could be there too.
As part of our user requirements study we have an on-line survey running at
the moment which asks precisely this question - not by specific file type
(as in .doc, .pdf, .jpg etc) but by category (documents, images,
presentations.....) I could let you have preliminary data if you wish
and/or the full version when the survey closes at the end of the month. So
far we have about 200 responses from all over the UK (and a few from further
afield) with more coming in all the time.
We'd love to compare with your data please.
Manager, RepoMMan Project
e-SIG, Academic Services
University of Hull
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Subject: File types for IRs
As part of the Rights & Rewards project we have just started to look at file
formats for deposit into IRs. The first stage of this process is to identify
file types currently being deposited. We are working our way through various
repositories and some suggested by respondents to our survey. Not all of
these are repositories in the true sense of the word but they may give an
indication as to the type of formats that both uses and depositors are happy
to work with.
Has anyone else undertaken similar investigations? If so do you have any
info to share? Also if anyone would be interested in our findings we would
be happy to make them available via email or on our website.
Information Science Department
Tel: (01509) 63 5717