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EPrints provides an easy and fast way to set up repositories of open access research literature, scientific data, theses, reports and multimedia.
Interested in finding out more about the free open source EPrints software – a flexible platform for building high quality, high value repositories?
To examine this area in more detail, EIFL-FOSS and EIFL-OA organised the fifth EIFL-FOSS Themed Week for 2011: Open Access Repositories with EPrints.
As the first professional software platform for building high quality OAI-compliant repositories, EPrints is already established as one of the easiest and fastest ways 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. 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 over 300 sites.
For more information about EPrints, see our main EPrints page
The guest contributors for the online session 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.
Downloads from the session:
William Nixon's Presentation: eifl_foss_oa_williamnixon_eprints.ppt
Miha Peternel's Presentation: eifl_foss_oa_mihapeternel_eprints.ppt
Tigran Zakaryan's Presentation: eifl_foss_oa_tigranzakaryan_eprints.ppt, and his audio commentary: eifl_foss_oa_tigranzakaryan_commentary_eprints.mp3.