DINI Institutional Repository Certification and Beyond
The DINI certificate for document and publication repositories aims to network document and publication repositories by pushing the use of standards and promoting interoperability and cooperation between German higher education institutions that run digital repositories.
With the certificate DINI provides an instrument for the repository operators that could be used to raise the visibility, the recognition, and the importance of the digital repository within the university.
The certificate shows potential users and authors of digital documents that a certain quality level in operating the repository is guaranteed and that this distinguishes it from common web servers of institutions. The certificate consists of the following criteria:
This talk will summarize the certification experiences made by DINI, explain the new version of the DINI certificate 2006, how it supports Open Access and how it distinguishes itself from other certification efforts, like the nestor or the RLG approaches.
Bielefeld University Library - last update: 01/17/2006