The Connacht Ulster Alliance Demonstrates Value in a Shared Repository for Smaller Institutions

From James Evans, Open Repository, BioMed Central.

The Connacht Ulster Alliance launched their repository on February 18, attended by the presidents and staff from the three Institutes in the CUA. The CUA is a strategic partnership formed by Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) and  Institute of Technology, Sligo (IT Sligo), with the aim of achieving Technological University status within the Republic of Ireland.

The CUA repository, running on Open Repository’s low-cost hosted platform, demonstrates the value in running a shared consortium repository. Each of the institutions holds their content at separate community levels, using the DSpace hierarchy to add further collections to suit their individual requirements. They will make a high impact with their research output,  without the economic and resource burdens of running separate repositories.

Open Repository is delighted to gain another Irish repository, and the absolute ease of working with the CUA repository team. They join Lenus in the Irish Republic, and  The General Teaching Council of Northern Ireland (GTCNI) as valued clients.

Open Repository  builds, hosts and customises enhanced, DSpace repositories for institutions, enabling the institution to focus on managing and developing content within their repository. Through Open Repository and Open Repository Lite, clients can choose a package to suit their needs.
 
Open Repository is a DuraSpace Registered Service Provider and is offered by BioMed Central, the Open Access specialist.

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