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CLIF: moving repositories upstream in the content lifecycle

Waddington, Simon; Green, Richard; Awre, Chris


Simon Waddington

Richard Green


The UK JISC-funded Content Lifecycle Integration Framework (CLIF) project has explored the management of digital content throughout its lifecycle from creation through to preservation or disposal. Whilst many individual systems offer the capability of carrying out lifecycle stages to varying degrees, CLIF recognised that only by facilitating the movement of content between systems could the full lifecycle take advantage of systems specifically geared towards different stages of the digital lifecycle. The project has also placed the digital repository at the heart of this movement and has explored this through carrying out integrations between Fedora and Sakai, and Fedora and SharePoint. This article will describe these integrations in the context of lifecycle management and highlight the issues discovered in enabling the smooth movement of content as required.


Waddington, S., Green, R., & Awre, C. (2012). CLIF: moving repositories upstream in the content lifecycle. Journal of digital information, 13(1),

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Aug 13, 2012
Deposit Date May 23, 2012
Publicly Available Date Aug 13, 2012
Journal Journal of digital information
Electronic ISSN 1368-7506
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 13
Issue 1
Keywords CLIF, JISC, Content lifecycle, Institutional repository, Sakai, eBridge, Microsoft SharePoint
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