When: 7/8th December 2010Where: University of SouthamptonCost: Free (You pay accommodation) Registration has opened for the EPrints Bazaar event in Southampton which will provide the first chance for people to get hands on with the new EPrints App Store (The EPrints Bazaar), the future of extension development for EPrints. The event will provide hands on access to the Bazaar, demonstrate the features and allow discussion on features which would be nice to have in the first release next year. By allowing people to develop their first Bazaar Application for EPrints we focus this event on developers around the repository community who wish to get theirRead More →

by Steve Hitchcock “lovely, very very very nice, wow! fantastic:) impressive Woah! Really easy! working!” A summary of some of the reaction to the first ever public appearance of the EPrints Bazaar at Repository Fringe 2010. A new app store, EPrints Bazaar, that enables users to install repository apps and plugins with a single click, made its debut to great acclaim at the latest Repository Fringe meeting in Edinburgh. The idea for EPrints Bazaar takes its lead from other widely successful platforms, particularly for mobile applications, making the apps, extensions and design themes simple to upload, install and use. The apps are designed for useRead More →

Do you have lots of content in a repository or content management system? Are you worried about long term storage and access to this content? Do you like wine? If the answer to the first two is yes then attend the Planets and EPrints digital preservation tutorial prior to iPres2010 in Vienna, Austria. If the answer to all three is yes then why aren’t you already registered! With both projects ending their current phase of investigation into digital preservation this tutorial offers the final and best opportunity in this phase to learn how the resulting products can help you. This is also the only digitalRead More →

On 27th September 2009 the EPrints Preservation Team along with some of the Planets Team will be giving a one day Tutorial/Workshop on bitstream preservation. This tutorial will be a one day event held at the start of the European Conference on Digital Libraries 2009 (ECDL2009) in Corfu. The day will be split into two parts with morning will be dedicated to presentations on the importance of preservation, why you should have a preservation policy and introduce technologies which could help you both design that policy as well as enact it. In the afternoon delegates will be able to get hands on experience with someRead More →

As some people may know as part of the move towards EPrints 3.2 we have rewritten the way file storage works within EPrints entirely (after the recode we had less lines of source code!). Basically we have implemented an abstracted storage layer called the EPrints Storage Controller that is able to utilize new “storage plug-ins” to store files in different places. As a starting point myself and Tim Brody have just successfully tested an EPrints install which is storing it’s content in Amazon S3/Cloudfront! Details on the power and capabilities of providing these 2 services are outlined briefly here. Storage Layer features: Write your ownRead More →