In the context of Open Access policies in the UK, what is a “repository”?

« Repositories are an established part of the research communication process and there are many policies which now have requirements for open access to published research using a repository. But what does “a repository” mean? Jisc has carried out a piece of work to propose a functional definition of a repository.

This short note provides a definition of the term “repository” as it is used in Open Access policies relevant to UK researchers and institutions. Its purpose is to clarify what is understood by the sector to be a repository. (…) »