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Cluster C - Designing a Knowledge Network: Development of a reference structure for the construction of Repositories

During the process of building Repositories, questions regarding management also emerge. To ensure long-term optimization of financial and time resources, these issues should be addressed promptly in the planning phase. Cluster C deals with the development of a reference model that considers all these issues. This work is undertaken in close cooperation with Cluster D (Infrastructure). As a result, a Knowledge Network will be established, in which persons or institutions with a particular expertise on specific issues take part, and from where specific discipline focussed knowledge will be made available to all project partners in the form of documentation and recommendations.

A direct intervention from Project Management in the implementation of Repositories at the individual institutions is not within the scope of this working group.

Key Activities:

  • Business plans for the construction and implementation of a Repository (budget planning, resource planning, long-term strategic direction, etc.) 
  • Terminology and standards: definition of areas of responsibility, terminology, standards, and conventions 
  • Policies: guidance for the development of Policies 
  • Marketing: strategic and operational Marketing in connection with the construction and operation of Repositories
  • Training plans 
  • Research data: supporting the development of a reference model for "Research Data Management Infrastructure"


Team Leader: Paolo Budroni, Library of the University of Vienna

Paolo Budroni has worked at the University of Vienna since 1991, initially heading the the Office of Science Documentation at the Institute of Foreign Affairs. He managed the creation of the first Research Documentation of the University of Vienna (Donkey). From 1997-98 he headed the project "Research Strategies at the University of Vienna." at the Logistical Center of the University. Paolo works at the Library of the University of Vienna since 2005, and since 2007 is the Project Director of Phaidra, a long-term digital archiving platform. Paolo and  Thomas Wana (ZID) designed and implemented the Functional Specifications of Phaidra. As of 2016, Paolo also manages the projects  e-Infrastructures Austria (HRSM) and LEARN (WP3, H2020).

In 1986 he graduated as Dr. phil. with a semiotic study of Don Camillo y Peppone. In 1988 he completed a Studium at the Vienna University of Economics and in 1996 he was awarded a Post Graduate Degree in European Integration for Public Administration at the Europäischen Akademie des Bundes.

During a multi-year sabbatical period, he worked as a lecturer in marketing (Master Course) at the Università degli Studi di Perugia (Scienze della Comunicazione) as well as Head of Marketing and Strategic Business Development Manager for a German telecommunications company.

European Projects (managed or awarded): OpenAIRE, TEMPUS in Western Balkans, Europeana Libraries, LEARN.

Paolo Budroni is a National Delegate in the E-Infrastructure Reflection Group (E-IRG).




Raman GangulyZID Uni Wien
Veronika GründhammerULB Tirol
Christian KaierUniversitätsbibliothek Grazchristian.kaier@uni-graz.at
Hannes KulovitsAustrian State Archiveshannes.kulovits@oesta.gv.at
Karin LacknerUB Graz 
Edith LeitnerMozarteumedith.leitner@moz.ac.at
Joachim LosehandCreative Commons Austria 
Linda OhrtmannUB Salzburg
UB Wienbarbara.sanchez.solis@univie.ac.at
Stefan SzepeUni MDWszepe@mdw.ac.at
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