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“We switched from Proquest’s repository service because Open Repository offered better value for money and all the features we plan to use.”


“I can only praise the staff for being extremely helpful and supportive both during the establishment of the repository and subsequently with various modifications. In particular, the technical staff have been extraordinarily responsive to questions and requests for changes. Recently, the staff helped with a refresh of our site and we are delighted with the new “look” and simplified navigation. Very impressive service.”

Tony Reid, Medical Editor
Médecins Sans Frontières


“BioMed Central has been a trusted resource used by the VHL staff for several years. When looking to enhance our system, Open Repository provided the services that would support the conversion and delivery of our existing data into the format needed to support the enhancements.”


“We have been pleased with the quality of support that we have received from the BioMed Central team. We have been able to ask questions, see demonstrations of the Open Repository system, and receive helpful information through e-mail communications, phone conferences, and face-to-face meetings at our headquarters.”

Margie Wilson, Library Manager
Sigma Theta Tau International


“We chose Open Repository because we were looking for a hosted service to help us get started. We wanted to move forward with the repository services but did not have the technological infrastructure needed locally to support DSpace ourselves. Contracting with hosting services with Open Repository allowed us to get started and focus on working with our customer base immediately. We also benefitted from the experience and expertise Open Repository had with DSpace.”


“The set up process has been straightforward and easy; we’ve appreciated the support from Open Repository. Open Repository has been helpful with metadata schema customizations and batch loading that have helped us move forward with several collections.”

Kimberly Chapman, Campus Repository Service Manager
University of Arizona


“We have had a very interesting experience working with Open Repository to establish the Oxfam iLibrary, from working out a classification system for our very varied content through developing a remote deposit structure so people across our program offices can upload materials, to integrating with a separate website. We now have a digital library where we can capture our experience and share our knowledge easily and quickly. Our repository, the Oxfam iLibrary, will have an immediate impact on our own ways of working internally and, with our new information website now live, will make our content available to external audiences across the world.”

Robert Cornford, Communications Manager
Oxfam GB


“Open Repository was the most user-friendly service, with very good customization options whilst maintaining a clean & simple interface. The swift set up time and the fact that it is entirely web based meaning that software does not have to be locally installed, meant that Open Repository was the obvious choice for our organization.”

Aoife Lawton, Systems Librarian
Irish Health Services Executive (HSE)


“We were looking for a hosted solution, and at the time (2004/2005) there was no possibility of doing this within Germany. When BioMed Central offered us a hosted solution, it seemed to be the perfect solution for us as we had just become a BioMed Central Member institution, thus allowing us to get all of our open access requirements from one source.”

Roland Weller, Librarian & Main Repository Administrator
Helmholtz Centre of Infection Research


“Open Repository offered an affordable solution with a flexible structure that met the University’s needs. It was re-assuring to know that the customer base included other UK Higher Education Institutions with comparable research profiles.”

Richard Finch, Academic Library Services Manager
University of Derby


“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

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