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The Repository Documents below include proposals, reports, presentations and press releases.

A Technology Analysis of Repositories and Services (Mellon)
The successful proposal to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that describes our approach for evaluating digital library systems.
Documents CNI Spring 2005 Task Force Meeting Presentation
This is an annotated version of the presentation "A Technology Analysis of Repositories and Services" given by Sayeed Choudhury and Jim Martino at the CNI Spring 2005 Task Force Meeting in Washington DC on April 5 2005.
Documents DLF Spring 2005 Forum Presentation
This is a PDF version of the Powerpoint presentation given by Sayeed Choudhury and Tim DiLauro at the DLF Spring 2005 Forum in San Diego, CA on Tuesday, April 12, 2005. It outlines our approach and motivation for the project.
Documents Interim Report
This document provides a status report for 'A Technology Analysis of Repositories and Services." To date, we have sucessfully collected a diverse group of scenarios, developed an initial set of use cases, identified what we are calling "key events" from scenarios that will inform the development of functional requirements, and identified content and installed repoisitories and applications for the analysis. Perhaps most importantly, we have built a community-based interest and effort that informs and guides the analysis.
Documents Final Report
This document provides the final report for “A Technology Analysis of Repositories and Services.” With funding from the Mellon Foundation, the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University has conducted an analysis of repositories and services based on a methodology for connecting user requirements with repository programmatic features. The Sheridan Libraries considered a diverse range of content types and end user services by developing and gathering numerous scenarios from multiple institutions, and collaborating particularly with MIT, UVA, and ProQuest to evaluate DSpace 1.3.2 (, Fedora 2.0 (, and Digital Commons ( In all cases, we worked with the “out of the box” system and documented APIs. It is important to note that our analysis focused on the ability of each of these systems to support specific functionality through documented APIs. Future work should include additional analysis of other means for supporting functionality (e.g., user interface or application based import or access), and of additional systems (e.g., ePrints).
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