New Treasure Trove of Case Studies

2nd May 2008, by

As part of the Open Repositories 2008 conference, repository managers and administrators were asked to submit case histories detailing their experiences of setting up and maintaining their repositories. These have now been processed and are available on this website in the Case Studies Section.

There are 23 case studies altogether, half of which are from the United Kingdom. Their titles are:

United Kingdom

  • DSpace@Cambridge Case History
  • ePubs: an Institional Repository for Large-Scale Experimental Facilities
  • Cranfield CERES Case History
  • Enlighten Case History
  • Jorum Repository Case Study: Business Models and IPR Arrangements for Adopting an Open Access Service
  • White Rose Research Online: A Case History
  • NECTAR: Northampton Electronic Collection of Theses and Research
  • Case Study: Oxford University Research Archive (ORA)
  • Case History: University of Southampton, e-Prints, SOTON
  • ECS EPrints: A School Repository
  • Repository Case History: University of Strathclyde Strathprints
  • A Brief History of Surrey Scholarship Online (SSOL)

Rest of Europe

  • An International Repository for Library and Information Science: the experience of E-LIS
  • The New EUR Institutional Repository: A Case History
  • RepositóriUM Case History
  • Both sides of the Green Road to Open Access: Institutional and Disciplinary Repository at Saarland University and State Library
  • Case Story: CRIS/OAR synergy at The Technical University of Denmark
  • The Case of "Eureka!": The Institutional Repository of Alexander Technological Education Institution of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Managing Digital Content at the National Distancia Education University of Spain (UNED)

North America

  • California Digital Library eScholarship Repository Case History
  • Case History - Smithsonian Digital Repository
  • Repository History - Tufts University
  • The University of Virginia Library Digital Colletions Repository Case History

From feedback at RSP events, we know that repository managers are keenly interested in other people's experiences, and have particularly asked for case studies. We are therefore confident that these case studies will be well received.

Visit the Case Studies section for the full texts.


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Alternatively, email RSP Support or phone 0845 257 6860.