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The EPrints story: Southampton as the cradle of institutional self-archiving

The EPrints story: Southampton as the cradle of institutional self-archiving
The EPrints story: Southampton as the cradle of institutional self-archiving
The idea of institutional self-archiving was conceived 15 years ago, has gained momentum and is here to stay. It is inseparably linked to one of the movement’s pioneers, the University of Southampton, UK. This article is about Southampton’s tireless involvement in the self-archiving movement and describes the history of EPrints, the first freely available software designed to set up an institutional repository. EPrints has since evolved into Open Source software for creating most powerful information hubs and remains one of the most used repository platforms worldwide. Institutions with limited knowledge or personnel have the additional choice to use the not-for-profit EPrints Services to get their EPrints repository up and running.
EPrints, University of Southampton, School of Electronics and Computer Science, self-archiving, institutional repository, digital repository, EPrints Services
Gumpenberger, Christian
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Gumpenberger, Christian
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Gumpenberger, Christian (2009) The EPrints story: Southampton as the cradle of institutional self-archiving. GMS Med Bibl Inf, 9 (1).

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The idea of institutional self-archiving was conceived 15 years ago, has gained momentum and is here to stay. It is inseparably linked to one of the movement’s pioneers, the University of Southampton, UK. This article is about Southampton’s tireless involvement in the self-archiving movement and describes the history of EPrints, the first freely available software designed to set up an institutional repository. EPrints has since evolved into Open Source software for creating most powerful information hubs and remains one of the most used repository platforms worldwide. Institutions with limited knowledge or personnel have the additional choice to use the not-for-profit EPrints Services to get their EPrints repository up and running.

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Published date: 16 June 2009
Additional Information: GMS Med Bibl Inf 2009;9(1):Doc10 DOI: 10.3205/mbi000138, URN: urn:nbn:de:0183-mbi0001388
Keywords: EPrints, University of Southampton, School of Electronics and Computer Science, self-archiving, institutional repository, digital repository, EPrints Services
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science

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Local EPrints ID: 267581
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/267581
PURE UUID: 23936569-5ece-4273-828e-a9fc35b88dd3

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Date deposited: 17 Jun 2009 10:25
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:02

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