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By function: repository
- At 30,000 feet an institution looks like it has a single repository.
- At 10,000 feed it is evident that the institution has a range of repositories holding different types of digital object
- At 1,000 feet, the specific services offered by multiple repositories become clearer.
- On the ground, the bigger picture is obscured by the range of workflows, metadata standards and supporting interfaces.
The institutional repository and how it is increasingly not a single well-defined system but rather a set of services, APIs etc (as per next slide).