"Where the Rubber Meets the Road": Self-Audit in University Digital Repositories Public Deposited

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  • February 28, 2019
  • Wang, Hannah
    • Affiliation: School of Information and Library Science
  • This study examines the use of trusted digital repository tools and standards for self-audit in digital repositories. While there has been increasing attention given to external audit and certification of trusted digital repositories, there has not yet been a cross-institutional study of repository self-audits. Describing a series of semi-structured interviews with six information professionals employed at six university digital repositories, this study examines these repositories’ experiences with self-audit. The study explores the tools that are being used for self-audit, how self-audits are conducted, and the value of self-audit to repositories and their stakeholders. Findings from this study provide some insight into the current state of self-audit in digital repositories, and the paper also suggests areas for improvement and future research in this field.
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  • Tibbo, Helen R.
  • Master of Science in Information Science
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  • Library and Information Science
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • 2017
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