Project – Rioja

Repository Interface for Overlaid Journal Archives

Short Project Name: RIOJA

Programme Name: Repositories and Preservation Programme

Strand:Tools and Innovation
JISC Project URI:
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Brief project description:
” The RIOJA project will investigate the overlay of quality assurance onto papers deposited to and stored in eprints repositories… The partner institutions are:
* UCL [lead]
* University of Cambridge
* Cornell University
* University of Glasgow
* Imperial College London

RIOJA will create a tool to support automated interactions between journal software and public repositories. The project will also build a pilot “overlay journal”, which will demonstrate interactions between the arXiv subject repository and OJS journal software, facilitated by the RIOJA tool. Additionally, RIOJA will explore some of the social and economic aspects of building certification onto repositories. A large-scale survey of researchers from the field of Astrophysics and Cosmology will be carried out, and a feasibility study on the costs and sustainability of an overlay journal in this field will be published. ”


  1. RIOJA software outputs
  2. RIOJA Project final report
  3. Repository Interface for Overlaid Journal Archives: costs estimates and sustainability issues
  4. Repository Interface for Overlaid Journal Archives: results from an online questionnaire survey
  5. Rioja APIs
  6. There is also an extensive list of publications

Name of Trawler: John
Start Date:2007-03-01

End Date:2008-06-30

Governance:Integrated Information Environment Committee (JIIE)

Contact Name and Role: Martin Moyle Project Manager

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