We are pleased to announce that EPrints 3.3.15 is now available to download. EPrints 3.3.15 is a minor release which features a number of enhancements and bug fixes, including: Added ability to select default import/export plugin New ‘dry run update’ feature in epadmin script telling you which tables and columns will be added to your SQL database Counter compliance of 304 responses Day-of-week and day-of-month logic bug fixed Improved rendering of possible DOI links Maria-db sorting issue on manage deposits screen fixed Preview window location updated after the prototype 1.71 update Additional checks to remove unnecessary log messages (cleaner log) Downloads available from files.eprints.org ThisRead More →

As 2015 draws to a close, we at EPrints Services would like to wish all of our friends and customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We hope that 2015 has been a successful year for your EPrints repository, and we look forward to working with you in 2016. We’ve had another busy year at EPrints HQ, with activities focused on upgrading repositories, and transitioning to our new hosting platform. We have also been busy working on new Research Data and Open Education centric repositories, and aim to expand upon these further in the new year.   He’s making an EPrints, He’s searching it twice, SelectingRead More →

Following the EPrints Hack Day which was connected with the last EPrints Uk User Group Meeting, I have been thinking about the nature of community engagement. There is a history of hack days at which members of the technical community have contributed to EPrints, but there has been far less engagement from the larger non-technical side of the community. I wanted to try to change this with an event targeted at all members of the community. Community Contributions The Community Contributions Day was intended to provide a big tent under which all members of the community could pull together on a number of areas ofRead More →

In September, the day before the UK User Group Meeting, John Salter and I organised a hack-day for the EPrints developer community. Slides available here. Not only was the EPrints code base moved forwards, but we also got most of the way to building a deployable development environment. Most importantly, it was an opportunity for networking and training for newer members of the community. We planned at the time to run another hack day a couple of months later. So, two months later, Rachel Proudfoot, Valerie McCutcheon and I are organising a Community Contributions day, which will cover a broader set of activities than justRead More →

Adam Field, who is our EPrints Community engagement lead, will be leaving us at the end of the year. Adam has been active within the EPrints Community for several years, and most recently has been our Community lead here at Southampton. Many of you will have met his cheeky grin at conferences, or quizzed him on the eptech mailing list. Adam is moving to Jisc, and will still be on the repository scene. Best wishes Adam! Whenever we have asked the Community what they want from us, the response has always echoed a resounding, “new EPrints core development”. We have listened. From the start ofRead More →

I’ve had a busy couple of weeks, with a UKCoRR Members’ Day, the German Language User Group Meeting, an EPrints Hack Day and the EPrints UK User Group meeting all occurring in rapid succession. UKCoRR Members’ Day Hosted at the University of Glasgow, this event was a chance to hear talk on the policy issues that keep repository managers up at night. The quality of the presentations was very high, and I particularly enjoyed hearing Ben Johnson from HEFCE talk about Open Access. I caught up with a few of the repository community’s usual suspects, I presented about the direction EPrints is heading, both fromRead More →

Adam’s EPrints UK User Group Meeting Report The Winter 2015 EPrints UK User Group Meeting was hosted by ULCC and was my first EPrints User Group Meeting with my EPrints Community Lead hat on.  The programme, organised by David McElroy, was published on the EPrints UK User Group Google group. This was my first public outing wearing my new hats: EPrints Services Business Relationship Manager EPrints Community Lead What struck me most about the event was the evident health of the EPrints community.  The free tickets to the event were snapped up in a matter of days; on the day, the room was happily bustling with delegatesRead More →

Adam’s OR2015 OR2015 was great.  I think I enjoyed myself more than I have at any other Open Repositories.  I was involved in a number of things that kept me really busy throughout the conference: Developer Track The conference committee had decided that a full developers track would replace the Developer Challenge of previous years, with paper presentation sessions in the main conference.  The amazing and well-organised Claire Knowles co-chaired the track with me, and we sent out our call with an emphasis on practical demonstrations and informal presentations. We filled two sessions with submissions, and we enjoyed a broad set of technology and process demonstrations.  Hardy Pottinger getsRead More →