Frequently asked questions



Question: What is the NRC Digital Repository?

Answer:

The National Research Council's Digital Repository is a persistent archive for digital objects of all kinds. This new platform was created to host many different digital collections in a single environment, offering an improved interface which can search each collection separately or the entire repository at once. The digital repository offers new opportunities to publicly share materials that were previously unavailable. It is built on industry standard, open-source technologies making it both robust and flexible, and ensuring its long term viability.


Question: What type of content can you store in the repository?

Answer:

The repository is capable of storing any kind of self contained digital content. This includes documents, data sets, metadata, images, and audio/video files among others.


Question: What collections are in the repository?

Answer:

A listing of all collections hosted in the repository can be found on the all collections page.


Question: Will you be adding more collections?

Answer:

We are always looking for new material to add to the repository. Our current focus is on digital content from the National Research Council or other Government of Canada departments. If you have an idea for a collection meeting that criteria please contact us by email.


Question: How can I search an individual collection?

Answer:

To search one or more individual collections please use the advanced search page and select the collection(s) you would like to search from the ones listed.


Question: How can I be notified about new material added to the repository?

Answer:

To be notified of any new additions to the repository please subscribe to our Atom feed. You can also create custom Atom feeds by first executing a search and subscribing to the Atom feed of the subsequent search results.


Question: What technologies does the repository use?

Answer:

The repository was built using Fedora, Solr, Java, and the Web Experience Toolkit.


Question: Who can I contact with feedback, comments, or questions?

Answer:

Please contact us by email.