Setting up an open access digital repository: A case study

Jayakanth, F ; Minj, Filbert ; Dastidar, Prabir G

Abstract

Setting up of institutional repositories has been gathering momentum in India and many academic and R&D establishments have made it mandatory to set up institutional repositories. This paper briefly details the work that has goneinto setting up and configuring the digital repository of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MOES). The repository has been setup using the free and open source software, GNU Eprints.org (http://eprints.org). Such a repository will not only help in thewider dissemination of the publications that emerge from the projects and programmes supported by the MOES, but it willalso serve as an information management system for the ministry.

Keyword(s)

Institutional Repositories; Open Access; GNU EPrints.org

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