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EPrints: the research management tool for US markets

Published: 21 May 2009

Dr Leslie Carr promoted EPrints as a practical solution for business management within US institutions when he spoke this week in Atlanta, USA.

Dr Carr, Technical Director of EPrints, the world’s leading software for producing open access institutional repositories, which is based in the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, explained the EPrints Services sustainability strategy at a panel session at the Open Repositories Conference 2009.

He also delivered a presentation entitled: 'From the Desktop to the Cloud: Leveraging Hybrid Storage Architectures in Your Repository' in which he presented a new hybrid model for managing information, which enables EPrints to provide practical, effective solutions for research data management throughout the whole business.

‘Open Access is becoming more prominent in the States now that Harvard has adopted an Open Access mandate,’ said Dr Carr. ‘We believe that there will now be more demand for repositories which provide a business service to the whole institution rather than just existing as library-oriented services.’

The School of Electronics and Computer Science leads the world in open access; its EPrints software is already used in hundreds of institutional repositories (IRs) around the world.

EPrints version 3.2 was also launched at the conference, with technical sessions describing the more than 25 improvements that are being added to its capabilities.

For further information contact Joyce Lewis; tel.+44(0)23 8059 5453

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