This project aimed to provide the Department with a roadmap for its Resource Library, an online repository containing resources emanating from the projects funded by the OLT and its predecessors. The roadmap is to address both technical and management considerations in order to ensure the repository’s sustainability and engagement with the higher education learning and teaching community in Australia and beyond. The project conducted a literature review and prepared a briefing paper for participants in a nationwide consultation exercise around the future of the Resource Library. Over 70 leaders and experts in university learning and teaching, and in scholarly repositories, attended focus group sessions held in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney, and online, while over 100 respondents took part in an online questionnaire survey. The consultation confirmed that the higher education community wished to see the Resource Library collection remain freely accessible on an ongoing basis, to allow for the full return on the investments made by the OLT and its predecessors.
Developing an effective, accessible and sustainable digital repository of OLT learning and teaching resources: Final reportInformation Management
SubjectsRepositories, Preservation, Archives, Higher education, Resource materials, Models, Archives, University teaching
Creative Commons LicenseCreative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0
Place of PublicationCanberra
PublisherDepartment of Education and Training
ISBN9781760510589 [PDF]; 978-1-76051-059-6 [DOCX]
Citation InformationHider, Philip; Mitchell, Pru; Galatis, Helen; and McDowell, Katie (2017). "Developing an effective, accessible and sustainable digital repository of OLT learning and teaching resources: Final report." Canberra: Department of Education and Training