[Oa-italia] Fwd: [IFLA-L] IFLA builds its new repository with EPrints Services

Mauro Guerrini mauro.guerrini a unifi.it
Gio 9 Maggio 2013 10:25:00 CEST

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mauro guerrini

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

Joanne Yeomans

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>

Skype: joanne.yeomans

Website for IFLA Officers: http://www.ifla.org/en/officers-corner 

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