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Forced Migration Online Digital Library Fedora Repository Transition

Oxford, UK The Forced Migration Online website provides instant access to a wide variety of online resources dealing with the situation of refugees and forced migrants worldwide. The project is coordinated by a team based at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford and is accessed by a wide variety of users including practitioners, policy makers, researchers, students and forced migrants.
The Digital Library and Journals sections of the website were relaunched in December 2008, with substantial modifications and upgrades including moving the content from a commercially developed software system to the University of Oxford’s Fedora- based institutional repository for better long term preservation and developing an easy-to-use web interface. This work was undertaken as part of the JISC funded OARS project (, the aim of which was to improve the management of the underlying Digital Library content
and make it more open and accessible.
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