DRIVER Inventory Study of EU Repositories is released.
The recently released "Inventory study into the present type and level of OAI compliant digital repository activities in the EU" is now available for download. This version is a 'white paper' which is open for public consultation. The study, which was managed by SURF, surveyed repository managers and associated institutional personnel on a range of issues relating to Open Access and repository development. Of the 27 EU countries, seven appear to have no institutional repositories, five are in the early stages of developing repositories while the remaining 15 countries have, to varying degrees, established institutional repositories. Of the repositories surveyed, the most frequently used repository software packages were GNU Eprints, DSpace, and OPUS. Respondents to the survey identified search and citation index services as key services needed at a European scale. The full report is available here. Please e-mail your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: 20-Jun-2013