We are pleased to announce a number of new case studies from Open Repository customers, demonstrating how they have set up their own repositories and the journey they have taken in doing so. They are from a diverse range of institutions and include Manchester Metropolitan University, Médecins Sans Frontières, Fundación Instituto Leloir and the Helmholtz Centre of Infection Research (HZI).
We can now proudly announce the first fully hosted DSpace solution in the Middle East by Open Repository. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have decided that Open Repository is the perfect service to fulfill the open access requirements for their Institute. Read our blog announcement for more information.
In November, Open Repository was a key sponsor of the SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting 2010 in Baltimore. The event involved discussions of repository developments and challenges and included a presentation by Michael Guthrie entitled ‘Managing Language Versions in DSpace’ about our work with the World Health Organization’s repository.
Additionally, Claire Bundy hosted a well-received presentation at the DINI/Helmholtz workshop titled ‘Drivers and Benefits of a Hosted Solution’, discussing the benefits of implementing a repository and including a case study on the Helmholtz Centre for Infectious Diseases, whom we have worked in partnership with since 2004.
Simon Neilson also presented at the Gulf SLA-AGC conference last month in Oman. Open access is in its infancy in the Middle East, so attendees were really interested in ‘An institutional response to the evolvement of open access’ and how exactly this could work at their institutions. For more details read our blog.
hosted service was provided which was very well received. RSP also attended to discuss and alleviate fears over open access and copyright. For further details, read our blog announcement.
Michael Guthrie, Manager of the Open Repository service, has recently become a member of the DSpace Community Advisory Team (DCAT). This shows Open Repository’s commitment to helping advance the DSpace software to provide the best features for our customers. Read more about it here.
Open Repository will be exhibiting at:
MLA 2011 May 13-18, 2011 Minneapolis, USA Stand #334
ALA 2011 June 23-28, 2011 New Orleans, USA Stand #855
We will also be attending:
Open Repositories 2011 June 7-11, 2011 Texas, USA
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