JISC has funded a Digital Repositories Roadmap document to present a vision for 2010. This has been undertaken by Rachel Heery from UKOLN and Andy Powell from the Eduserve Foundation. This is a discussion document that provides context for project and programme work.
It is available from: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/uploaded_documents/rep-roadmap-v15.doc
The vision is one where there is a rich scholarly communications and learning environment that is supported by an extensive network of repositories, where content is widely available and re-used. The repositories will allow sharing, collaboration, a record of activity and so on and will be enhanced by value added services that support manipulation, interlinking and personalisation among other things. The Digital Repositories Roadmap concludes that it is cultural and policy issues that lie at the heart of achieving success for a digital repository network for learning and research.