Set of elements shared by a community

Introduction to the notion

The term “repository” applies to all the dimensions of the Pro3 schema (repositories of practices, for example). In the case of the enterprise description repository, it belongs to the Product dimension.


The shared elements can be objects or information.

We obtain the definition of specialized repositories from this general definition, like those indicated as related terms.

The repositories can apply to information linked to how the enterprise works. In this case, they are not description repositories (level M1 of the OMG classification) but operational repositories (level M0). They are constituents of the information system. For example:

Person repository: “repository that makes information linked to those persons interacting with the enterprise available.”

Related terms : enterprise description repository, business repository, organisation repository, semantic repository.

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