In September 2003, OCLC's Office of Research set about to create a repository of its staff publications. The site was launched in June 2004, and by November 2004 it included metadata for all OCLC Research's publications and full text for half of them. The project was completed with .25 FTE, which included project management, cataloging labor, copyright permissions handling, scanning, archiving, and one-time development time. The OCLC Research repository primarily uses lightweight, no- or low cost, easy-to-implement technologies. This article describes the OCLC Research Publications repository and provide links to additional information about the technical components used. People interested in replicating this architecture or using some of these components in similar or more creative ways should feel free to contact us for the latest developments.
OCLC Research Publications Repository (article)