[Oa-italia] Fwd: [IFLA-L] IFLA builds its new repository with EPrints Services
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Gio 9 Maggio 2013 10:25:00 CEST
Dalla Lista IFLA.
Dear IFLA Colleagues,
IFLA has signed a contract with ECS Partners Limited
(http://www.eprints.org/) for the building and hosting of its new
repository using EPrints Services. The repository will be publicly
launched during 2013 with contents including all 2013 World Library and
Information Congress (WLIC) papers, existing IFLA standards, and a
selection of advocacy documents. In time, freely-available full-text
resources and links to restricted content for all IFLA resources will be
uploaded and the contents will be developed and increased, in particular
with new resources for each subsequent WLIC.
The selection of EPrints Services follows a study carried by a working
group of the IFLA Governing Board, led by Genevieve Clavel-Merrin, under
the aegis of the IFLA Key Initiative 1 (Digital Content):
A number of options were investigated and demonstrated, with EPrints
Services being found to offer the closest match to IFLA's defined needs.
The recommendation was approved by IFLA's Governing Board in December 2012.
With the signing of the contracts, IFLA HQ staff are working with
EPrints Services staff to build the repository and upload the initial
contents. It is hoped that public access can be announced before the
2013 WLIC in Singapore with full functionality ready by the end of the
year. In future years, it is hoped that distributed uploading will be
possible and that the professional units will help to develop the
content with the addition of their resources.
News about the development of the repository will be posted on the IFLA
website: http://www.ifla.org/repository-news, and a web page will be
created where information about the repository is collected and links
are made available for the Standing Committees of IFLA Professional
Units, and all those interested in following its development.
You can also read today's "Professionally Speaking" blog-post by
Genevieve Clavel-Merrin, the IFLA Governing Board's Repository Working
Group Chair, on what this means for the authors and session coordinators
at this year's WLIC:
I look forward to being able to update you with further news as the work
Best regards, Joanne
Professional Support Officer
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
IFLA Headquarters - PO Box 95312 - 2509 CH The Hague - The Netherlands
Tel. +31 70 314 0884
Email. joanne.yeomans a ifla.org <mailto:joanne.yeomans a ifla.org>
Website for IFLA Officers: http://www.ifla.org/en/officers-corner
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