Ready or not here it comes: Australian institutional research repository data readiness surveys 2010


  • Caroline Drury
  • Peter Sefton
  • Kate Watson



OR 2010, National Approaches, data curation, ANDS, CAIRSS, Australian Data Commons, Library and information sciences, DDC: 020


Australian institutional research repositories are now facing a new challenge: datasets and associated metadata. With prior focus predominantly on research outputs, repository managers are now involved in a new phase of repository re-purposing - curation of datasets and associated metadata, and provision of this metadata to a national data commons through ANDS (Australian National Data Service). Through a series of surveys conducted by the national repository support service, CAIRSS (the CAUL Australian Institutional Repository Support Service), this paper examines the research data challenges facing research repository managers, levels of institutional research data identification, and the readiness of traditional institutional research repositories to either curate or work alongside this data.