Registry of Open Access Repositories



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The purpose of is to ensure that all academics worldwide can share in the benefits of making their research output Open Access. For those whose universities and organisations have an online repository, makes them easy to find. For those without a local repository, including unaffilitiated researchers, the OpenDepot is a place of deposit, available for others to harvest. We have tried to make easy or researchers and authors to use. It technical terms, does the following: -- accepts deposit of e-prints from researchers at institutions that do not currently have an Institutional Repository (IR). -- The principal target is postprints, that is articles that have been peer-reviewed and accepted for publication. -- as Institutional Repositories (IRs) are established, will support the transfer of relevant content to help populate those new IRs. -- an OAI-compliant interface, so, like other open access repositories, its contents is available for harvesting. -- re-directs depositors to an appropriate Institutional Repository (IR). Like the Depot, which is an earlier version of, we use OpenDOAR and ROAR as the source for information about available repositories worldwide, and we use ROMEO as a source of information about publisher polices.


ROAR ID: 293
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Repository Type: Research Cross-Institutional
Organisation: OpenDepot
Software: EPrints (version eprints-3.2.2)
Country: Europe > United Kingdom
United KingdomEdinburgh55.95-3.2
Birth Date1: 23 May 2007 16:07:11 UTC
Daily Deposit Activity2:
Low RateMedium RateHigh Rate
OAI-PMH Interface: ?Identify ?ListMetadataFormats
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Other Registries: OpenDOAR
Record Creator: Tim Brody
1Birth Date is either when the repository was first registered in ROAR or the earliest record found via the OAI-PMH interface.
2Deposit activity measures the number of days in the last year that had "low" (1-9), "medium" (10-99) or "high" (100+) numbers of records deposited.

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