Types of repositories: source, output and learning object

Source repository

The StORe project glossary defines source repositories as:

'Source repositories contain the source or primary data produced during a programme of research, and comprise the source from which research publications will be developed.' (1)

Examples of source repositories include:

Output repository

The StORe project glossary defines output repositories as:

'An output repository usually contains published articles or other texts, although it may hold other data objects that have been published. The contents of an output repository will typically include publications at a pre- or post-refereeing stage, working papers, research reports and PhD theses.' (1)

Examples of output repositories include:

Learning object repositories

eduSource offers the following definition:

Learning object repositories refer to repositories of objects relevant to learning - this can be anything, examples include a power point presentation or a course syllabus. A key feature is the fact that actual content is stored in addition to metadata. (2)

Examples of learning object repositories include:

1. StORe project wiki, [Online] Available from: http://www.era.lib.ed.ac.uk/handle/1842/1412 [Accessed 5th June 2008. GMT 11:00:30]. 
2. eduSource Canada. eduSource suite of tools: glossary of terms, [Online] Available from:http://www.edusource.ca/english/home_eng.html [Accessed Change to 5th June 2008. GMT 11.55].