Project – VALREC

Project Name:Validating Repository Content (VALREC)

Programme Name: Repositories and Preservation Programme

Strand: Information Environment

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Start Date: 1st April 2007

End Date: 30th September 2008

Governance: RPAG

Contact Name and Role: Les Carr, Project Mananger

Brief project description:

“The key objective of this project is to increase trust in the contents of repositories by developing and testing a service designed to validate the scholarly research articles found in repositories against the final publisher’s PDF available from the publisher’s website.


  • A verification system that:
    1. verifies the basic facts of publication against the publication claims made in the repository metadata
    2. checks for the differences between repository version and publisher’s PDF
    3. provide a signed, digital certificate that attests to the publication of the postprint and any differences in content

No outputs appear to be available as at 30th Oct 2008.