We have been working closely with Jisc on a number of activities this year. ORCID Following funding from Jisc, the ‘ORCID Support Advance’ Bazaar plugin is under development*. With the original ‘ORCID Support’ providing repositories with the basic infrastructure for storing and displaying ORCIDs, the ‘Advance’ version builds on this. It allows users to connect their ORCIDs and import works from orcid.org, as well as update their user and activity information in their orcid.org profile. The ‘ORCID Support Advance’ plugin represents the continuing efforts to pull development efforts together from a range of repositories across the community. We’d like to take this opportunity to thankRead More →

As a result of changes at CrossRef, specifically to their DOI resolver service, we have recently identified that the popular Import from DOI option in EPrints has stopped working. This morning our team has updated this import plugin and we have released a fix for everyone in the community to download and apply.  Further details can be found on the EPrints Github site  https://github.com/eprints/eprints/issues/439 Our EPrints Services team are already in the process of rolling out this fix to our supported customer network.Read More →

We have been busy working on a selection of projects and feature improvements for our EPrints Services customers. These include Faceted Search. A new and improved IRStats2. And introducing EPrintsFlo. Follow the above links for more details.Read 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 →

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 →

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 →