Project – IncReASe

Increasing repository content through automation and services (IncReASe)

Short Project Name: IncReASe

Programme Name: Repositories and Preservation Programme

Strand: Matching funding for digital repository development

JISC Project URI:

Project URI:

Start Date: 2007-07-01

End Date: 2008-12-31

Governance: Repositories and preservation advisory group

Contact Name and Role:
Rachel Proudfoot,
Project Manager

Brief project description:
The project will address sustainable ways of increasing the growth rate of White Rose Research
Online by improving repository ingest and output options. Metadata quality will be evaluated. Features within the ePrints 3 software platform will be utilised to improve repository workflow. The project will be underpinned by the principle that metadata should be created only once; we will be investigating
metadata sourcing (inside and outside the institutions) and reutilising metadata and full text from the repository to feed into other services, including the ESRC repository. The project will assess methods of bulk and automated ingest and report on any issues raised.

Name of Trawler: John

Current Outputs:

  • White Rose Research Online,
  • Project website,
  • Project Plan,
  • Population of Research Council repositories
  • Research funder workflow scenarios
  • Anticipated Outputs:

  • Web survey of publication information, researcher questionnaire and interviews (partial)
  • Case studies(partial)
  • Pilot departments report
  • Data harvesting and metadata enhancement technical report
  • Automation issues report
  • Web scraper perl script
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    One Response

    1. The mechanics of the relationship between subject repositories and insitutional ones has also recently been discussed in various blogs posts.

      Dorothea Salo, Caveat Lector

      Paul Walk, Paul Walk’s weblog

      both refer to the news that arXiv is now SWORD enabled

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