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Open Repository is a hosted solution from BioMed Central that builds and maintains customized DSpace repositories on behalf of institutions and organizations. This allows an institution to preserve and showcase its intellectual output to a larger and unrestricted audience.
As a pioneer of the open access movement, BioMed Central identified the demand within the community for a repository service. With an ever-increasing number of institutions adopting a repository in order to showcase their intellectual output and comply with various open access policies now in effect, Open Repository was launched in 2004.
Despite the software costs involved in building a repository being relatively low there are many additional issues, such as staffing and upgrade costs, that make running an in-house repository solution both a costly and time consuming activity. Due to this, many organizations have chosen to take advantage of BioMed Central’s existing infrastructure and open access knowledge when setting up their repository, allowing administrators time and freedom to concentrate on populating the repository.
Whilst built using open source DSpace software, the Open Repository service offers a number of additional benefits to users over the alternative of building an in-house solution. As well as providing stable and transparent pricing, Open Repository provides a range of extra features and support not available with the standard software. This includes full customization, backup and advanced download statistics.
Whether you are looking to outsource permanently or are looking for short-term repository assistance, Open Repository offers a flexible and cost effective service – the perfect solution for those wishing to outsource.
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