Project – EMBRACE

Project Name:

Embedding repositories & consortial enhancement

Short Project Name: EMBRACE

Programme Name:  Repositories and Preservation

Strand:  Repositories Start-Up and Enhancement

JISC Project URI: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/reppres/sue/embrace.aspx

Project URIhttp://www.sherpa-leap.ac.uk/embrace.html

Start Date: 1 May 2007

End Date: 30 October 2008

Governance: JISC IE

Contact Name and Role:  Martin Moyle (Project Manager)

Brief project description:

EMBRACE will enhance the SHERPA-LEAP hosted repositories by improving the service architecture and by migrating the partner repositories from EPrints 2.3 to EPrints 3. The Eprints Application Profile will be implemented for the hosted repositories, and advocated to the other LEAP partners. A tool to embed citations and other information into the text of eprints at deposit will be developed, implemented for the EPrints repositories within the consortium, and made available on an open source basis to the community. A training programme will be arranged to support these technical measures.

EMBRACE will also investigate the challenges of embedding repositories of digital assets in institutional strategy. The espida toolkit will be used as a starting point for a focused investigation encompassing e-prints, e-theses, learning objects and primary data. The project will deliver a toolkit to support the institutional embedding of digital repositories.

Name of Trawler: Mahendra Mahey

Outputs: (just link to individual output postings) as a bulleted list:

  • Upgrade of SHERPA-LEAP repositories to EPrints 3.0, together with more robust architecture for the SHERPA-LEAP hosted repository service.
  • Implementation of and advocacy for the Eprints Application Profile.
  • Creation of a generic citation support tool for IRs, with an EPrints implementation.
  • Testing, evaluation and adaptation of the espida toolkit.
  • Report on repository strategy and sustainability, covering a number of types of digital asset, at a minimum of 3 SHERPA-LEAP institutions.
  • Consolidated generic, reusable and adaptable toolkit to support the embedding of repositories of digital assets in institutional strategy and policy.
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