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  1. Open Repository Claire Bundy

  2. BioMed Central: who we are About Open Repository Is Open Repository right for you? Our Customers Demo Questions and answers Overview

  3. Launched in 1999 The world’s largest publisher of STM Open Access peer-reviewed journals We pioneered the Open Access Movement We provide immediate barrier-free access to 199 journals, 43 tracked by ISI and 59 with Impact Factors 281 member institutes in 35 countries Open Repository BioMed Central – who are we?

  4. Centralised solution for institutes output Global access via service providers More exposure for the institute and researchers Persistent access & unique identifiers = Long-term preservation Wide range of content Comply with funding agencies & assessments Why have a repository?

  5. Open source institutional repository software is free to acquire but expensive to implement Delays due to slow response times from over-burdened IT services Lack of personnel with the correct skills Projects often go on for much longer than necessary Other priorities can crop up unexpectedly and divert resources away from the repository project Obstacles to building a repository in-house

  6. In-house solution = Hidden Costs Front end Server File storage IT personnel Back ups Upgrades

  7. What is Open Repository? ● A hosted solution for building and maintaining a customized DSpace repository ● Simplest & quickest way for institutes to own a repository ● OR offers transparent and predictable pricing, from the open access specialists ● Enables organisations to collect, showcase and preserve scholarly output without any expertise needed by the institute ● Stores a variety of document types for internal material (dark archives) as well as publicly available documents

  8. Most popular open source repository platform globally Vibrant open source development community Java-based, which fits with BioMed Central’s development environment Easy migration of repositories to other platforms Logical and flexible infrastructure using a hierarchy of communities and collections. Why DSpace?

  9. Hierarchical Structure

  10. Flexible pricing & service levels Cost-effective & rapid deployment from the OA experts Ownership & control retained by the customer No technical expertise/hardware needed from the institute Why outsource to OR

  11. Hosted solution = Transparent Costs Try before you buy Rapid set up Seamless upgrades Predictable/lower costs Technical support

  12. Setup, maintenance & ongoing support Customisation & branding Enhanced researcher pages Import historical data with batch uploads Populating the repository-sword Sophisticated search functionalities Enhanced statistics External article linking Training for users & administrators Marketing & PR What Open Repository Offers You

  13. Advanced document upload functionality Conversion to PDF and Open Office formats Data feeds from PubMed Central and other OA archives Social book marking tags Export to Endnote, RefMan & RefWork Embargo tool E-Theses submission form Toggle between multiple languages Try before you buy – FREE pilot What Open Repository Offers You

  14. Available in Two Editions

  15. University/Higher Education Research Institutes Teaching Councils Museums International Charity/Humanitarian Aid Organisation National Health Service (Government) University Hospitals Who Already Uses Open Repository?

  16. This is the UI for the Athlone Institute of Technology as represented by their website, to keep in line with the Marketing & PR needs of the institute

  17. What our customers have said about us… “Open Repository provides a hosted solution that is quick and simple to set up, customizable to our needs and easy to use” Pat Simons, Bibliographic and Technical Services Manager, Roehampton University "Throughout the development process for this site, I have been most impressed by the support and professionalism provided by BioMed Central's Open Repository team. They have been unfailingly helpful and cooperative and I believe the final product demonstrates excellent quality." Tony Reid, Médecins Sans Frontières “A very slick service (and product!).” Martin Myhill, Acting University library, University of Exeter

  18. Thank you for your time! 203 192 2218 The institutional repository service from BioMed Central