As we start the new year, we are seeing a great set of conferences and events planned for the year ahead. Offering opportunities for you to talk about your Publications, Education and Data repositories and to also hear about work happening here in EPrints HQ. These include: Open Education Week 2017.  27th – 31st March 2017. OER17 – The Politics of Open.  London, UK. 5th & 6th April 2017. 2017 International Open Repositories Conference. Brisbane, Australia. 26th – 30th June 2017 – See Will’s write up here Repository Fringe 2017. John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh, UK. 3rd – 4th August 2017 including a brief EPrints UserRead More →

As an eventful 2016 draws to a close, we at EPrints HQ would like to wish the entire EPrints community  a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! This has been another busy year for our EPrints Services team with lots of activity around repositories for Impact, Research data, Education and of course Publications.  The following are just a few of the activity areas we have been working on: REF Compliance Checker plugin Developed and released by Jisc in January of this year, this plugin for EPrints provides a straightforward means by which you can check whether an article or conference proceeding in your EPrints repository isRead More →

The Twelfth International Conference on Open Repositories 2017 to be held in Brisbane, Australia is now open for proposals.  The deadline for submissions has been extended to 30th November 2016. For OR2017 the theme is Open : Innovation | Knowledge | Repositories, aiming to reflect how the Open Repository community continues to be at the forefront of developments, sharing knowledge, and working as an enabler of scholarship and open science. OR2017 will provide an opportunity to: showcase innovative repository services as well as innovations in functionality and user experience of repository software; introduce innovative uses of repositories, for example to accommodate new types of content,Read More →

We are pleased to announce a minor update to the REF Compliance Checker plugin with some valuable improvements to help institutions track and report on compliance. This includes: Item ID and Compliance columns have been added to the CSV report export to indicate the EPrint ID and a ‘Y’ or ‘N’ value to confirm whether or not the record is REF compliant The ‘REF Compliance – Exception’ reports now no longer display non-compliant records in green, incorrectly suggesting compliance.  Both non-compliant and exceptions records are now displayed in red A fix to the automatic embargo length calculation when the embargo length was not an exact numberRead More →

The University of Warwick will be hosting the Association for Learning Technology Annual Conference this year from September 6th – 8th and we are pleased to announce that Kelly Terrell, EPrints Open Education Lead will be attending as a presenter. Kelly will be presenting on Wednesday 7th September at 10.25am (session details can be found here) to share the findings from her small scale scoping study on discoverability strategies of open educational resources conducted as part of her MSc in Digital Education. This work combined with working with members of the EPrints community is leading an exciting phase of enhancements to our offering EdShare – the EPrintsRead More →

We have a winner! Congratulations to Miggie Pickton for this brilliant photo of a Pom scaling the Spire of Dublin. Having scaled the Spire of Dublin #EprintsPoms is pommed out. — Miggie Pickton (@NECTARQueenBee) June 15, 2016 Just for a little bit of fun this year we are going to have the EPrints Pom Challenge! Come chat to us at OR2016 and pick up a Pom! Tweet* us a photo of him somewhere interesting or fun, using the #EPrintsPoms hashtag. We will be awarding a prize for the best photo! *No harm should befall our little blue friends.Read More →

The 11th International Conference of Repositories is fast approaching and once again our representatives from EPrints will be there. On Tuesday 14th June Les Carr, Director of EPrints, will be on the ‘Repository Rodeo‘ panel immediately after the opening keynote.  Les will also be opening the EPrints Interest Group track in the afternoon discussing EPrints 3.4. Kelly Terrell, EPrints Open Education Lead, will immediately follow Les to talk about ‘Repositories for open education: a reflection and look forward for EPrints‘. We will also have a poster on display during the conference on the upcoming EPrints 3.4 release. As well as our team, there is also a greatRead More →

In response to user feedback we have been busy adding some further features to the REF Compliance Checker plugin which is now available to install. Improvements include: Integration with DatesDatesDates’ new “Published Online” (published_online) event type The item types that REF CC applies to is now configurable, defaulting to “Articles” and “Conference Items” The embargo length field is now calculated automatically A new message (with a new clock icon) is displayed for those records which are compliant but the document is currently not open access to indicate that it could be compliant if it is made open access by the given date A warning isRead More →