Repository Staff and Skills Set

Mary L. Robinson, SHERPA European Development Officer. The first version of the document was released in July 2007 and stemmed from requests received by the SHERPA team for examples of job descriptions of repository posts. SHERPA partners, UKCoRR members and the general repository community contributed greatly to its design through comments and suggestions. The document was not designed to describe the skills set required of a particular repository post but rather is a list of the entire set of skills, knowledge and abilities required for the development and management of a successful institutional repository. The document is revised annually and has been used by the community in a
variety of ways including: job descriptions, plans for repository
development and staffing, seek funding from institutions, renegotiating salaries/job profiles and regarding and in identifying skill gaps and areas for staff training.