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Updated 28 June, 2006
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Australian Sites
ANU E-Print Repository.  Australian National University 
ANU E Press. Australian National University
ePrints@UQ. University of Queensland [Gateways to ePrints links to other ePrint repositories in Australia and overseas]
Institutional Repository.  Curtin University
Monash University ePress
Sydney eScholarship. University of Sydney
USQ ePrints.  University of Southern Queensland
University of Sydney Press
University of Tasmania ePrints Repository
UTSePress.  University of Technology, Sydney

Australian Research Information Infrastructure Committee (ARIIC)  As part of the Government’s Backing Australia’s Ability innovation framework, the Minister for Education, Science and Training, Dr Brendan Nelson, MP established the Australian Research Information Infrastructure Committee (ARIIC) in August 2003. ARIIC is overseeing four major projects designed to develop the enabling technologies, content and networks to make digitally stored Australian research information accessible to researchers both within Australia and around the world.

Australian Research Repositories Online to the World (ARROW): A national demonstrator project funded by the Australian Commonwealth Department of Education, Science and Training under the Research Information Infrastructure Framework for Australian Higher Education. Consortium members: Monash University (lead institution), National Library of Australia, University of New South Wales, Swinburne University of Technology. Project Public Description, Version 1.3, December 2, 2003.
International Projects and Reports.

Creating an Institutional Repository: LEADIRS Workbook.  LEarning About Digital Institutional Repositories.  By Mary R. Barton, and Margaret M. Waters with sponsorship from The Cambridge-MIT Institute (CMI). Copyright © 2004-2005 MIT Libraries (US)
CARL Institutional Repositories Harvester. Simon Fraser University Library and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) The Harvester is the search service for the CARL Institutional Repositories Project, which collects and makes the research of Canadian scholars freely available over the Internet.  June 14, 2004  (CA)
Digital Academic Repositories (DARE) - a collective initiative by the Dutch universities to make all their research results digitally accessible. Also collaborating are the Koninklijke Bibliotheek [Royal Library], the Koninklijke Nederlandse Academie van Wetenschappen [Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences] and the Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO) [Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. Coordination of this programme is by the SURF Foundation.(NL)
Digital Repositories:  Helping universities and colleges.  JISC Briefing Paper – Higher Education Sector. This briefing paper has been written by Helen Hayes, Vice Principal for Knowledge Management & University Librarian, University of Edinburgh and JISC Integrated Information Environment Committee Member. August 2005 (UK)
Digital Repositories Programme.  JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee (UK)
Digital Repository Solutions (from SIRLS):

The Fedora Project
Greenstone Digital Library Software Suite
The Scout Portal Toolkit (SPT)
Directory of Open Access Repositories - DOAR.  University of Nottingham, UK and University of Lund, Sweden. (EU)
Lund operates the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
Nottingham leads SHERPA, an institutional repository project that has helped establish Open Access archives in 20 of the leading UK research universities.
Nottingham also runs the SHERPA/RoMEO database, which is used worldwide as a reference for publisher's copyright policies.
DSpace, a groundbreaking digital library system to capture, store, index, preserve, and redistribute the intellectual output of a university's research faculty in digital formats. (US)  The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries have announced initial development of the DSpace Federation with six major research universities: Columbia University, Cornell University, Ohio State University, and the Universities of Rochester, Toronto, and Washington.
An effective scientific publishing system for European research Media Release Brussels, 15 June 2004.  The Commission today launched a study on the economic and technical evolution of the scientific publication markets in Europe, the results of which  will be available in 2005. The objective is to determine the conditions required for optimum operation of the sector and to assess the extent to which the Commission can help to meet those conditions. The study will deal with the main topics of the current public debate, such as the future of printed scientific reviews, the risks associated with increases in the price of publications in terms of access to information for researchers, open access to research  findings for all and the need to reconcile authors’ rights and the economic interests of publishers. (EU)
The E-print Network is . . . a gateway to over 14,880 Web sites and databases worldwide, containing e-prints in basic and applied sciences, primarily in physics but also including subject areas such as chemistry, biology and life sciences, materials science, nuclear sciences and engineering, energy research, computer and information technologies, and other disciplines of interest to DOE. US Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information. (US), dedicated to the freeing of the refereed research literature online through author auto-archiving. Part of the Open Citation Project, a DLI2 International Digital Libraries Project funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) of the Higher Education Funding Councils, in collaboration with the National Science Foundation.  (UK)
ePrints UK - this project is developing a series of national, discipline-focused services  through which the higher and further education community can access the collective output  of e-print papers available from compliant Open Archive repositories, particularly those  provided by UK universities and colleges. UKOLN, RDN, OCLC,, OpCit, Open Archives (UK)
ERPANET DigiPres ePrints Service - an Open Archive set-up for the Electronic Resource Preservation and Access Network (ERPANET) in conjunction with DAEDALUS to provide an ePrints preservation and access facility for the cultural and scientific heritage community.
Establishing an Institutional Repository, by Susan Gibbons.  Library Technology Reports, v.40, issue 4, July/August 2004 [Also available on ProQuest] (US)
The Fedora Project: Developing An Open-Source Digital Repository Management System.  Established under the auspices of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  University of Virginia Library;  Cornell University  (US)
A Guide to Institutional Repository Software.  Budapest Open Access Initiative (EU)
Improving the Quality of Metadata in Eprint Archives [by] Marieke Guy, Andy Powell and Michael Day.  Ariadne, Issue 38 January 2004 (UK)
Institutional Repositories: Essential Infrastructure for Scholarship in the Digital Age by Clifford A. Lynch. ARL Bimonthly Report 226 February 2003 Association of Research Libraries (US)
Institutional Repositories:  Revealing Our Strengths. Webcast June 10, 2004. Additional Resources.  ARL (Association of Research Libraries)
DRAFT Institutional Repositories for the Research Sector: Feasibility Study. National Library of New Zealand. John Rankin, Affinity, 1 July 2005 Final Report, 27 July, 2005.
ITT: Delivery, Management & Access Model for Eprints & Open Access Journals. A study to forecast a delivery, management and access model for Eprints and Open Access Journals within Further and Higher Education.  Deadline for Proposals: 10 Mar 2004, 12:00 PM JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) (UK)
Mandated online RAE CVs Linked to University Eprint Archives [by] Stevan Harnad, Les Carr, Tim Brody &  Charles Oppenheim   30-April-2003 Ariadne Issue 35 (UK)
The Open Archives Initiative (OAi) - develops and promotes interoperability standards that aim to facilitate the efficient dissemination of content.  The OAi has its genesis in an October 1999 meeting held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, under the sponsorship of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), the DLF, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Research Library of the Los Alamos National Laboratory.  (US)
SPARC Institutional Repository Checklist & Resource Guide.  Prepared by Raym Crow, SPARC Senior Consultant.  The Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition.
Summary Report of the December 8, 2003 CNI Executive Roundtable on Institutional Repositories.  Coalition for Networked Information (US)
Understanding Faculty to Improve Content Recruitment for Institutional  Repositories [by] Nancy Fried Foster,  Susan Gibbons. D-Lib Magazine Volume 11 Number 1 January 2005 ISSN 1082-9873 (US)

From Stevan Harnad (29/1/03):  This message is for those who have downloaded and have created or are creating Eprint Archives using the software:
We are trying to maintain a growing list of Eprints adopters, but many downloaders have not registered themselves. Could I ask you to send me an email with the URL of your Eprints Archive so we can add it to our lists?

the SPARC position paper on institutional repositories:

the OAI site:

and the free OAI institutional archiving software site:

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