Tag Archives: repository

Core Competencies for Scholarly Communication Librarians published

(21 August 2017) The NASIG Core Competencies for Scholarly Communication Librarians have been approved and adopted by the NASIG Executive Board. They are now available at the NASIG web site at https://goo.gl/94eisN. This document describes the skills that librarians need to work in the highly collaborative environment related to digital scholarship and scholarly communications in […]


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DPLA launches open-source Spark OAI Harvester

(16 August 2017) The Digital Public Library of America is launching an open-source tool for fast, large-scale data harvests from OAI repositories. The tool uses a Spark distributed processing engine to speed up and scale up the harvesting operation, and to perform complex analysis of the harvested data. It is helping DPLA to improve internal workflows […]


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Jagdish Arora and Manoj Kumar win ETD Leadership Award

(7 August 2017) NDLTD is pleased to announce that Dr. Jagdish Arora and Mr. Manoj Kumar won the ETD Leadership Award for their dedicated work on the Shodhganga thesis repository in India. Their joint analysis, planning, design and implementation of the repository began when there was hardly a digital or digitized thesis available in the area. The repository has […]


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Next generation repositories – now open for public comments

COAR is pleased to announce the publication of the initial outcomes of the COAR Next Generation Repositories Working Group for public comment. (7 February 2017) In April 2016, COAR launched a working group to help identify new functionalities and technologies for repositories and develop a road map for their adoption. For the past several months, […]


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GRAFT search tool updated

(28 March 2016)  JURN’s GRAFT search tool has updated. Now searching across 4,644 repositories, fulltext and records alike, using a Google Custom Search, GRAFT uses a unique source list of URLs that has been thoroughly de-duplicated, cleaned and tested for viability. The announcement is here.


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COAR guidelines for assessing publisher repository services

(4 November 2015) COAR is happy to present its new guidelines for assessing publisher repository services. The guidelines contain criteria that will help repositories make decisions about whether or not to adopt the different services being offered by publishers to the repository community. They were developed in consultation with the COAR Executive Board and the […]


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COAR Interoperability Roadmap published

(5 February 2015) The COAR Roadmap: Future Directions for Repository Interoperability has been published. The roadmap identifies important trends and their associated action points for the repository community and will assist COAR in identifying priority interoperability areas in the future. The preparation of the roadmap was spearheaded by Friedrich Summann from Bielefeld University in Germany, with support from […]


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SCOAP3 repository launches in beta

(17 February 2014) This beta version of the SCOAP3 repository contains all articles funded by SCOAP3 in several formats, including PDF, PDF/A and XML. All articles are published under a CC-BY license and can be freely downloaded and further disseminated. The repository metadata is also available under a CC0 license. Around 500 articles per month appear in the repository, […]


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