More than 20% growth in Eprints Archives

From: Timothy Miles-Board <>
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 10:43:44 -0500

20% GROWTH IN EPRINTS ARCHIVES: Free, First, Most Widely Used OA IR Software

The number of EPrints-based archives now stands at 191 worldwide, an
increase of 22% from the 156 in existence 2 months ago. A list of the
new sites is provided at the end of this email.

Eprints is continuously upgraded in accordance with the expressed needs
of the worldwide EPrints user community - the longest-standing usership
of any archive software - as well as the evolving needs of the even
larger global Open Access community.

Recent features include:

- RSS feeds of latest research outputs from individuals, groups and
- HTTPS support
- Default metadata set designed by librarians
- Custom search forms
- Maximises Open Access (OAI is enabled by default and automatically
configured) and is designed to support Google searching
- Generate HTML bibliography fragments for including
up-to-date publication lists on web pages and portals
- Easy mechanisms for research reporting

Upcoming features:

- Output plugins (BibTex, XML etc.)
- Customisable submission workflow
- Support for Research Assessment processes

Core features:

- Stand alone, out of the box
- Host multiple archives on one physical server
- Designed by researchers (who understand the tasks, OA needs and
motivations of researchers)
- Email alerts
- Scripting API
- Comprehensive customisation
- Multi-language support

Download EPrints for free from


In order to help sustain the continued growth of EPrints in the future,
a new initiative, EPrints Services, has been launched.

EPrints Services offers:

* Training for librarians, managers and technical personnel (next event:
18th-20th January 2006)

* Advice on OA and IR policy matters
The institutional policy created by the EPrints team is recommended by
the UK Select Committee, Berlin 3, and Research Councils UK.

* Hosting and maintenance
* Technical Support
* Customisation and bespoke development

ALL revenue generated by EPrints Services is being used to fund the
continued development of EPrints as a free resource for all.

Timothy Miles-Board
EPrints Services
University of Southampton, UK

ASSC publications (other)

Caltech Archives Finding Aids Online (institutional)

Caltech CODA Binary Large Objects and Supplements (institutional)

D-Drive Document Server (institutional)

Dryden Technical Reports Server (institutional)

e-archive - part of elearning tools (other)

eBooks der ULB Darmstadt (other)

Engineering and Science Online (institutional)

ePrints_at_ADE (subject)

Epsilon Test and Demo Archive (demonstration)

Examensarbeten Högskolan Kristianstad (theses)

HTP Prints - Welcome to the History & Theory of Psychology Eprint
Archive (institutional)

ICTP Open Access Archive (subject)

Iowa Publications Online (other)

ISU Electrical and Computer Engineering Archives (institutional)

Lancaster E-Prints (institutional)

Marine & Ocean Sciences ePrints _at_ Plymouth (subject)

Mathematics in Industry (subject)

MuLF Eprints: Berlin Centre for Multimedia in Education and Research

National University of Singapore Library (institutional)

Sidewalk Repository (other)

Swedish Institute of Computer Science Publications Database (institutional)

The Atlantic Canada Portal E-Print Repository (subject)

TrustSoft Publications (other)

University of Birmingham: ePapers (institutional)

University of Birmingham: eTheses (theses)

University of Pittsburgh Minority Health Archive (institutional)

University of Pittsburgh: Clinical Aphasiology (institutional)

University of Portsmouth Eprints Archive (institutional)

University of Sheffield: Department of Computer Science Archive

University of Strathclyde (institutional)

Verkehrsmodelle (other)

Virginia Tech Digital Library Research Laboratory Publications

Weburb Brief (other)
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