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Posted August 25th 2009 @ 11:37 am by Peta Hopkins

The ARROW (Australian Research Repositories Online to the World)¬†Discovery Service has had a branding makeover. The ARROW project concluded in December 2008, and the new name is ARO (Australian Research Online) – a fortuitously homophonic new name. Update your bookmarks as the URL has changed although at present a redirect is handling traffic. Similarly the […]

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World Digital Library

Posted April 24th 2009 @ 10:57 am by Michelle

On 21st April, the World Digital Library was launched. The World Digital Library brings together digitised primary documents including rare books, maps, manuscripts, films and photographs, from countries around the world, with content available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Inspired by James Billington from the Library of Congress in 2004, it […]

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Flickr Commons cultural heritage photo collections

Posted December 22nd 2008 @ 10:57 am by Peta Hopkins

In early 2008, Flickr launched the Commons to showcase the public photo collections of libraries, museums and archives from around the world. The Library of Congress was the first to start adding their collections and New York Public Library (probably) the most recent. The two main objectives of the Commons are to increase access to […]

Public Knowledge Project Workshop in Sydney

Posted November 12th 2008 @ 2:48 pm by Peta Hopkins

A two-day workshop on the Public Knowledge Project (PKP)¬†is being held on the 4th and 5th of December at the University of Sydney. Themes for this workshop are: scholarly publishing in the electronic environment business models and service frameworks establishing and maintaining publications and services experience sharing and establishing an Australian PKP community, and technical […]

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Names in repositories project

Posted November 4th 2008 @ 7:51 pm by Peta Hopkins

A very new blog has been launched to communicate developments in an ARROW project that focuses on managing names in institutional repositories. The project is just starting up and comments are being sought on a draft project plan. The NicNames Project

Open Access Day

Posted September 22nd 2008 @ 6:46 pm by Peta Hopkins

We’ve had a few posts about repositories lately, and here’s another one. Research repositories are playing a major role in furthering open access to research papers, but of course they are not the only factor in the open access movement. SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), Students for FreeCulture, and the Public Library […]

Research Repositories in the news

Posted September 18th 2008 @ 7:20 pm by Peta Hopkins

Although there is some inaccuracy, it is good to see reporting on the work Australian universities are undertaking in research repositories and the open access movement. Access remains an open secret by Bernard Lane | The Australian If you are wondering about the innacuracy..Fedora was not developed by the University of Queensland. UQ developed Fez […]

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Repositories – event in Brisbane

Posted August 27th 2008 @ 1:18 pm by Peta Hopkins

Anyone interested in the development of research repositories might like to go to this upcoming ARROW event in Brisbane. “Repositories : into the future” will be held at Customs House in Brisbane on Tuesday the 14th October. It is followed the next day by ARROW Community Day at Queensland University of Technology. Details: News and […]

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Education in repository metadata?

Posted May 13th 2008 @ 4:00 pm by Peta Hopkins

Neil Godfrey’s blog has been quiet for awhile, but it seems he is back and busy reflecting on repositories and metadata. Many will not find repository metadata terribly exciting, but Neil’s writing is very accessible and if you are new to repositories and attempting to come to terms with metadata requirements his metareflections posts are […]

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Open Access and Research Conference

Posted May 9th 2008 @ 7:49 am by Peta Hopkins

September is a lovely time of year to visit Brisbane.. And this September, you can attend the Open Access and Research Conference and hear speakers on topics such as evolving publishing models, repository management, e-Research, policy development, and legal and technical issues. Early bird registration is available until the 25th of July. The conference will […]

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