Re: PALS report and conference on Institutional Repositories

From: Colin Steele <>
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2004 02:29:09 +0000


In relation to your very useful and clear report on repositories,
you might be interested in the talk I gave recently in Geneva at the OAI
conference - we would argue that we were a little further ahead than some
of the European initiatives documented in your report and certainly have
more than most of the UK repositories at the present time. See the ANU
figures for example.

We have deliberately targeted the non-Science areas and attempted to
harvest material back from repositories such as the physics archive,
as well as harvesting websites here. The amount of downloads shows that
the more material you get in ...

Grateful if you could give us a plug if you do future updates as we often
feel neglected in the southern hemisphere in northern hemisphere reports!

You might also be interested in the government grants of $12
million to institutional repositories in Australia which are
far wider than textual, which were announced late last year.

Colin Steele
University Librarian, Australian National University (1980-2002)
and Director Scholarly Information Strategies (2002-2003)
W.K. Hancock Building (043)
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200

Tel +61 (0)2 612 58983
Fax +61 (0)2 612 55526
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