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Short Definition: A database that preserves, manages, and provides access to many types of digital materials in a variety of formats.
Extended Definition: A database that preserves, manages, and provides access to many types of digital materials in a variety of formats. Materials in online repositories are curated to enable search, discovery, and reuse. There must be sufficient control for the digital material to be authentic, reliable, accessible and usable on a continuing basis.
Related Terms: Institutional repository, subject repository, data repository, pre-prints repository
Term Lead: Kathleen Shearer