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Mr Chris Awre


From Hydra to Samvera: An open source community journey (2017)
Journal Article
Awre, C., & Green, R. (2017). From Hydra to Samvera: An open source community journey. Insights the UKSG journal, 30(3), 82-88. https://doi.org/10.1629/uksg.383

The Hydra Project started in 2008 through a partnership between the University of Hull, the University of Virginia, Stanford University and Fedora Commons (now DuraSpace) to create tools that support use of the Fedora digital repository. Hull adopted... Read More about From Hydra to Samvera: An open source community journey.

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

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 o... Read More about CLIF: moving repositories upstream in the content lifecycle.

Towards a repository-enabled scholar's workbench: RepoMMan, REMAP and Hydra (2009)
Journal Article
Green, R., & Awre, C. (2009). Towards a repository-enabled scholar's workbench: RepoMMan, REMAP and Hydra. D-Lib magazine : the magazine of the Digital Library Forum, 15(5-6), https://doi.org/10.1045/may2009-green

Between April 2005 and March 2009, the e-Services Integration Group at the University of Hull undertook two Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)-funded projects, RepoMMan and REMAP. The RepoMMan tool developed a browser-based interface through... Read More about Towards a repository-enabled scholar's workbench: RepoMMan, REMAP and Hydra.

Linking repositories: Scoping the development of cross‐institutional user‐oriented services (2007)
Journal Article
Awre, C., & Swan, A. (2007). Linking repositories: Scoping the development of cross‐institutional user‐oriented services. OCLC Systems and Services, 23(4), 372-381. https://doi.org/10.1108/10650750710831510

Purpose - The purpose of the linking repositories study was to conduct research to identify appropriate sustainable technical and organisational models to support the development of end-user oriented services across repositories. The work covered fou... Read More about Linking repositories: Scoping the development of cross‐institutional user‐oriented services.

The RepoMMan project: Automating workflow and metadata for an institutional repository (2007)
Journal Article
Green, R., Dolphin, I., Awre, C., & Sherratt, R. (2007). The RepoMMan project: Automating workflow and metadata for an institutional repository. OCLC Systems and Services, 23(2), 210-215. https://doi.org/10.1108/10650750710748513

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to report on the work of the JISC-funded RepoMMan project, which is developing a tool that will allow users to interact with a Fedora-based institutional repository. The tool facilitates user interaction with th... Read More about The RepoMMan project: Automating workflow and metadata for an institutional repository.

Adapting existing search tools for use with the JSR 168 and WSRP portlet standards: The CREE project (2005)
Journal Article
Hunter, J., & Awre, C. (2005). Adapting existing search tools for use with the JSR 168 and WSRP portlet standards: The CREE project. Library Hi Tech News, 22(10), 22-26. https://doi.org/10.1108/07419050510644356

Purpose – Seeks to assess how new research and progress about how libraries and institutional web sites can adapt a range of distinct search tools using the portlet standards to achieve improved access. Design/methodology/approach – Local... Read More about Adapting existing search tools for use with the JSR 168 and WSRP portlet standards: The CREE project.

Focus on access to institutional resources: a synthesis of the JISC fair programme (2005)
Journal Article
Baldwin, C., & Awre, C. (2005). Focus on access to institutional resources: a synthesis of the JISC fair programme. New Review of Information Networking, 11(2), 137-158. https://doi.org/10.1080/13614570600573276

The JISC-funded Focus of Access to Institutional Resources (FAIR) Programme ran from 2002-2005. The 14 projects within this programme investigated the cultural, organisational, legal and technical factors involved in providing places where institutio... Read More about Focus on access to institutional resources: a synthesis of the JISC fair programme.

The CREE project - Investigating user requirements for searching within institutional environments (2005)
Journal Article
Awre, C., Hanganu, G., Ingram, C., Brett, T., & Dolphin, I. (2005). The CREE project - Investigating user requirements for searching within institutional environments. D-Lib magazine : the magazine of the Digital Library Forum, 11(10), https://doi.org/10.1045/october2005-awre

The Contextual Resource Evaluation Environment (CREE) project has investigated user requirements for the presentation of a range of different Internet-based search tools in a variety of local institutional environments, enabling access to the search... Read More about The CREE project - Investigating user requirements for searching within institutional environments.

Finding that document! Enhancing the discovery and locating of journals (2004)
Journal Article
Awre, C. (2004). Finding that document! Enhancing the discovery and locating of journals. Interlending and Document Supply, 32(1), 7-16. https://doi.org/10.1108/02641610410520215

In order to address the problem of discovering and accessing relevant documents in the ever-increasing amount of information presented to us, the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) has funded a series of projects to address the chain of infor... Read More about Finding that document! Enhancing the discovery and locating of journals.