Cathleen S. Alfano (Florida Distance Learning Consortium, USA) and Susan L. Henderson (Florida Distance Learning Consortium, USA)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-334-0.ch002


This chapter presents an overview of the use of digital repositories in the field of education. The authors’ purpose in writing this chapter is not only to provide their readers with general knowledge about educational repositories, but to give them some idea of the various issues and processes involved in launching a digital repository. The chapter first discusses key concepts and general functions of repositories, and offers the authors’ thoughts on the most important functions of repository software management tools. A case study of repository implementation for the State of Florida is briefly described. The chapter closes with a look at some of the different ways repositories are being used nationally and globally, and with the authors’ expectations on future developments in this area.

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