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MePrints: Building User Centred Repositories

Millard, David E., Davis, Hugh C., Howard, Yvonne, McSweeney, Patrick, Francois, Sebastien, Morris, Debra, Ramsden, Marcus and White, Su (2010) MePrints: Building User Centred Repositories At 5th International Conference on Open Repositories, Spain. 06 - 09 Jul 2010.

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Over the last few years we have been working to reinvent Teaching and Learning Repositories learning from the best practices of Web 2.0. Over this time we have successfully deployed a number of innovative repositories, including Southampton University EdShare, The Language Box, The HumBox, Open University’s LORO and Worcester Learning Box. A key part of this work has been the development of an extension for the EPrints repository platform, called MePrints, that enables configurable profile pages, and works alongside existing extensions such as IRStats and SNEEP in order to give users live feeds about repository events that matter to them. Through these deployments we have discovered that more sophisticated profile pages give users a home within a repository, act as a focus for their work, and help them feel more ownership of the work that they deposit. This increases the visibility of the repository and encourages more deposits.

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Published date: July 2010
Additional Information: Event Dates: 6-9 July 2010
Venue - Dates: 5th International Conference on Open Repositories, Spain, 2010-07-06 - 2010-07-09
Keywords: Repositories, User Profiles, EPrints, Web 2.0
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 271716
PURE UUID: 1dbb32ab-6b25-4987-8064-84119fbc265d
ORCID for David E. Millard: ORCID iD
ORCID for Hugh C. Davis: ORCID iD
ORCID for Su White: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 28 Nov 2010 19:28
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:39

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Author: David E. Millard ORCID iD
Author: Hugh C. Davis ORCID iD
Author: Yvonne Howard
Author: Patrick McSweeney
Author: Sebastien Francois
Author: Debra Morris
Author: Marcus Ramsden
Author: Su White ORCID iD

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