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Enabling libraries to set up a repository for open access research outputs is becoming increasingly necessary in today's connected world.
EPrints is a tool designed specifically to facilitate the building of high quality, OAI-compliant repositories, which can contain research literature, scientific data, theses, images, reports – essentially any content.
To address these issues, EIFL-FOSS and EIFL-OA organised an online session on EPrints, an open source repository creation tool as part of the EIFL-FOSS Themed Weeks Programme.
The guest contributors were:
William presented a general introduction to the whys and hows of EPrints, while Miha presented a case study explaining why his library chose EPrints and how easy it was to install and customize. Similarly Tigran's contribution focussed on the institutional need and implementation.
As the first professional software platform for building high quality OAI-compliant repositories, EPrints is already established as the easiest and fastest way to set up repositories of open access research literature, scientific data, theses, reports and multimedia.
EPrints 3 is generic repository building software developed by the University of Southampton, UK. It is intended to create a highly configurable web-based repository. EPrints is often used as an open archive for research papers, and the default configuration reflects this, but it is also used for other things such as images, research data, audio archives - anything that can be stored digitally.
The EPrints series began in early 2000 and is in use by almost 400 sites.
EPrints repositories provide:
EPrints repositories are:
Some examples of EPrints repositories in EIFL partner countries:
All of the presentations from the online session can now be found here.