Alternate (Open) Peer Review Model

At some point the DRC will need a generalized peer review system.  Although I’m not sure we will use OAI-PMH to shepherd the results around various systems, there are som good ideas here about how to create an open peer review system.

The Convergence of Digital-Libraries and the Peer-Review Process
Authors: Marko A. Rodriguez, Johan Bollen, Herbert Van de Sompel
Journal of Information Science [in press]

On the Need for a General Purpose Digital Object Repository

Digital objects — we’ve all got ‘em. Billions and billions of them. And we put them in individual content silos, stratified along such unhelpful lines as media type, owning entity, and other equally meaningless categories. At least meaningless to the end user. So, let’s ask ourselves: what is the job the user is trying to get done? And how can we structure our digital object repositories to help them out?

What is a Digital Object?

Germany is at it, too

This just in — at least to my INBOX — Germany is working on a unified repository as well. Called the eSciDoc project, it closely mirrors what the DRC is going to be:

The aim of the Max-Planck Society’s sInfo program is to significantly improve the effectiveness of its
scientists and institutes by systematically exploiting the new technical opportunities (Internet,
digitalization, communication, open access). It addresses many facets of scientific work: information
retrieval, processing and evaluating information, distributing and storing information, scientific work in
the laboratory and at the desk, scientific work performed by individuals and in groups.