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Repository software, hosting & services for institutions or organizations of any size

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What we do

Open Repository is the hosted repository platform from BioMed Central, the world’s leading open access specialist. Easily upload, manage, preserve and disseminate your organization's content. Curate articles, images, video, research data and metadata.

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 Repository Software 

Enhanced core DSpace platform with the latest preservation features & powerful repository tools 

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 Repository Hosting

Powerful, enterprise-grade hosting, managed 24/7 from inside Springer-SBM ISO-certified data centres

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 Services & Support

Packages & services to support your open access or preservation requirements

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How we help our clients

Open Repository supports digital curation,  preservation & open access in Universities, Research Bodies, NGOs, Charities and Enterprise. We operate repositories for a diverse and growing range of globally distributed institutions and organisations.  We have offered a managed repository-preservation environment for research, open access and preservation outputs since 2004.  Some of the ways we help our clients:

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Open Repository is part of BioMed Central, the Open Access specialist  
Lower Costs. budget, time, money
Slash repository running costs: cut overheads, save money & time
Increased Deposits, Downloads, Views, Citations, Discovery, Metadata, Quality
Increased deposits, views, downloads, citations, discovery, metadata quality
Training, Knowledege-bases, feedback, support
Training, knowledge-bases, feedback, user& ongoing support via dedicated staff
Comply with mandates & research exercise, via easy deposit & review workflows
Curate documents, ETDs, video, audio, research data inside intuitive structure
Customisation, upgrades, 3rd party integration,  single-sign-on authentication
Universal access & granular search from any  computing device

“I can only praise the Open Repository staff for being extremely helpful and supportive both during the establishment of the repository and subsequently with various modifications. In particular, the technical staff have been extraordinarily responsive to questions and requests for changes. Recently, the staff helped with a refresh of our site and we are delighted with the new “look” and simplified navigation. Very impressive service.” 
Tony Reid  Medical Editor, Médecins Sans Frontières


 

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About our clients...and their users

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Jan' 13- July ‘15- Client visits (red) and item downloads (blue) by month.  All Open Repository instances 
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Jan ‘13- July '15 –Top 20 client visits by country-All Open Repository instances combined

Support & Development 2013-15 (Open Repository client instances combined):

40+ active or trialling clients on our live  & preview platforms

6 major platform improvement projects completed 

1k+ support, query new build, project tickets completed

Average 60 changes requests released to platform monthly

Some of our clients...

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“We chose Open Repository because we were looking for a hosted service to help us get started. We wanted to move forward with the repository services but did not have the technological infrastructure needed locally to support DSpace ourselves. Contracting with hosting services with Open Repository allowed us to get started and focus on working with our customer base immediately.”
   Library Campus Manager, University of Arziona

News, Updates & Support

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Listening to Google Scholar's Anurag Acharya talk on search indexing at Open Repositories 2015, Indianapolis 
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Meeting our new clients, the digital library team at University of Monterrey, Mexico, led by Dr. Héctor Ceballos
DSpace; Hackday, Decouple; Developers; Springer; BioMed Central; Open Repository; neoj4; graphdb
Hackdays at the BMC-Springer-MacMillan  hub in  London: Experimental neo4j graph relation databases in DSpace

News: Follow @OpenRepository on Twitter & other social media to get the latest updates on what we're  up to.

Blog:  We also write at the BioMed Central blog, where we write on Open Repository, new & experimental features, open access, advocacy ,preservation, data curation & other topics. Look out for content tagged ‘Open Repository’. 

Support: Existing clients with a registered admin user can also access the Open Repository Portal to get information about platform updates, releases, maintenance, upgrades, documentation, FAQs, general info about repositories, open access, research-preservation curation and other support material. 

About Open Repository

Welcome! Open Repository is a platform operated by BioMed Central, the leading open access publisher. Open Repository is a hosted repository service for institutions and organisations, offering open access and digital preservation.

Regardless of size or location, our packages page has a offering to meet a wide of repository preservation requirements.  BioMed Central have been operating Open Repository since 2004, and we believe in a long term sustainable approach to running a repository.  

We hope you enjoy looking at our site, and do take a look at our software, hosting and service pages. Please do get in touch via the contact page, if you have any questions about our platform, would like to request a demo, trial or acquire an Open Repository instance. 

We also work with.....

Commercial vendors 

DSpace; DSpace; Registered Service Provider
Open Repository is a ‘DuraSpace Registered Service Provider ‘
Research, Information Syste,mCRIS, repository, integration, DSpace
We’ve intergrated with Symplectic Elements for selected clients
Research, Information Syste,mCRIS, repository, integration, DSpace
We've integrated with  Converis  CRIS for  selected clients 
Altmetric, Repository, DSpace, Fedora Commons,
 We use Altmetrics for social media citation metrics

Not for profit organisations supporting open access advocacy and mandates

JISC; Open Access, Repository; Advocacy, United Kingdom
We support JISC initiatives to improve access to repositories
Developing World, repository, OR Lite, Open Repository
 Working with Partnerships in Health Information-repositories for low resource countries
Developing World, repository, OR Lite, Open Repository
We support EIFL, who work with libraries in the developing world
Developing World, repository, OR Lite, Open Repository
A partner ofOpen COAR: increasing visibility for global  research outputs
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