This announcement appeared on SIGDL-L. I'm pleased to see so many papers and presentations being published. Now I wish these papers were published with clear copyright statements or Creative Commons licenses so the reader knew clearly if they could further disseminate or re-use the information (and under what conditions).
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The Joint Information Systems Committee of the UK (JISC) has recently released two briefing papers on digital repositories, written by Helen Hayes. These are concise introductions to digital repositories, designed to provide background information to various constituencies. They can provide good models for educational institutions in other countries. One paper is aimed at the higher education community and one is for the further education community.
The papers are now available in Word or PDF format at: