“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, London, UK
In a era of overlapping or conjoined scholarly platforms & services, there is often a requirement to further integrate, develop or link aspects of different scholarly platforms. Open Repository has undertaken a large range of additional development for clients.
Recent examples include: integration with Symplectic Elements CRIS for both Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, and the Natural History Museum, London; integration with Converis CRIS for the University of Beds, UK; CMS integration for Practical Action Repository; SAML 2.0 integration for University of Monterrey, Mexico; multi-lingual translations for the Laureate University Network, USA; PlumX Analytic integration for KAUST.
We are also a paying Registered Service Provider for DuraSpace, a part-commercial entity, part-advocacy body who are based in the United States, and facilitate various facets of activity relating to open-source repository platforms
If you have a particular requirement we can work with you to effectively scope plan & implement your needs. We respond to requests for tender. We've also worked closely other complimentary platform service providers such as Symplectic, Converis, Papers App, Altmetric, Plum Analytic and Code Computer Love to deliver repository integration.
Open Repository Lite clients in developing countries can also become a BioMed Central Foundation Member, which also confers a range of additional benefits, including a waiver scheme that enables authors to publish their research open access without incurring the usual APC charges, under many criteria.
Open Repository welcomes consortium-based approaches to implementing an effective digital repository. Typically these may include purchasing of multiple repositories as branded or separate packages (with option to add additional institutions later), or a single repository with multiple institutions held at ‘Community Level’ within the repository. CUAL in Ireland, Five Colleges of Ohio & six members of Georgia Knowledge Repository are examples of Open Repository clients with a consortium-based approach.
“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's developer team is part of the wider 70-strong BioMed Central/Springer-Nature IT development-operations team, now based at the MacMillan Campus-Hub in Kings Cross London UK. Working in an agile development environment, teams work on a range of high-value business critical publishing applications & systems using the latest technology approaches, delivering thousands of publications, tens of millions of page views and downloads per year for one of the world’s largest STM publishing groups.