The EU-funded DRIVER II project builds on the work of DRIVER I and sets out to further organize and build a virtual, European-scale network of institutional repositories including high quality metadata and compound objects.
The tutorial will introduce participants to DRIVER and the DRIVER Confederation and will explain how they can participate in this growing community. The tutorial will present the latest version of the DRIVER Guidelines as well as the DRIVER Infrastructure and DRIVER services, software and tools such as the mentor service, search service, D-NET, repository registration and the validation tool.
The DRIVER tutorial will be of relevance to all involved in research, Open Access and repository development in Europe and will be of particular interest to repository managers, national aggregators, service providers and researchers or those involved in supporting researchers.
As one of the largest initiatives of its kind in Europe DRIVER is a key figure in the development of OA and repositories both in Europe and globally. The tutorial will take the form of presentations and demonstrations but participants will be asked to contribute to discussions which will be a key ingredient of the tutorial. This tutorial will offer participants the opportunity to learn more about DRIVER, how it can benefit them and will enable the community to give their comments and feedback to DRIVER.
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