“If you’re first coming into this arena, you have so much more to work with than you did a couple of years ago as an early adopter,” says Michelle Kimpton, Executive Director of the DSpace Foundation. She cites a number of encouraging trends, including the introduction of services that bring together content from across many repositories, the growing end-user focus of development activity, and expanding collaboration within and across institutions. She says open access to repository content—not just to metadata—is unlocking the potential of Web 2.0. “We’re finally at a point where we can actually do more with this content than we could even imagine four or five years ago.”

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