“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet.” –William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
As all of you know we’ve gone through several iterations of names for this project. Our working title started out as “Digital Repository Services for Research,” but we always knew it wasn’t a name that we wanted to use for our end-users of the services we’re building and linking. So we moved on to “Research Cloud Services,” something we felt might work better as a name for public consumption. But that name never took off within Libraries or IT, and most of us went back to calling it DRSR or “DRSR or whatever we’re calling it these days.” Some branding work on the IT-side of our project helped us see that we don’t need to name the suite of services for our users– they’ll be more concerned with the individual services than with how all of the services work together. But we all need to understand these services as parts of a larger whole so that we might be better able to help researchers throughout the research lifecycle, so internally and when/if needed we’re back to DRSR for this project. No more name changes. We promise.