Open Repository in the USA: The University of Arizona’s repository

Arizona Uni repository launchesOpen Repository is pleased to announce its first institutional US customer, the University of Arizona.

As a premier public research university, the University of Arizona’s Campus Repository, managed by the University Libraries, supports the dissemination of campus  intellectual output by collecting, archiving and preserving scholarly materials produced by campus faculty and researchers, as well as showcasing the materials to an unrestricted audience on a global scale.  

The University Libraries sought a hosted solution for the Campus Repository because they wanted to benefit from the experience and expertise the Open Repository staff had with DSpace technology. By implementing the Open Repository service, the Libraries now have a uniquely customized, reliable and cost-effective repository solution which allows library staff to focus on working with faculty and students to develop and maintain content in the repository.  In addition, Open Repository migrated the School of Information Resources & Library Science’s DLIST collection from E-Prints into the hosted DSpace UA Campus Repository.

When asked about the services from Open Repository, Kimberly Chapman, Campus Repository Service Librarian at University of Arizona said “The set up process has been straightforward and easy; we’ve appreciated the support from Open Repository. Open Repository has been helpful with metadata schema customizations and batch loading that have helped us move forward with several collections.”

If you would like to learn more about the University of Arizona’s Campus Repository or Open Repository, please do get in touch.

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