Open Repository Welcomes New Client: South African Medical Research Council

Fri, 2015-04-24 10:43 -- kristi

By James Evans, Open Repository  Open Repository is delighted to announce another new client, the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC). They are Open Repository’s first client in sub-Saharan Africa. The platform now operates repositories on behalf of a growing client base in six continents.

The SAMRC was established in 1969 with a mandate “to improve the health of the country’s population, through research, development and technology transfer, so that people can enjoy a better quality of life. The scope of the organisation’s research projects includes tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular and non-communicable diseases, gender and health, and alcohol and other drug abuse.”

In the coming months, the Open Repository team will be working with Nomfundo Luke and her SAMRC library team to implement the new repository.

Additionally, Open Repository will also be presenting a paper at the session on  ‘Career-long learning for the health information professional: educating, training and retooling for the changing health environment’ at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress, 81st IFLA General Conference and Assembly, 15-21 August 2015, Cape Town, South Africa.

Open Repository builds, hosts and customises enhanced, DSpace repositories for institutions worldwide, 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, including development, training and marketing. Open Repository offers clients the full services required to successfully run a repository, while Open Repository Lite offers is aimed at small clients & those from emerging or developing countries, requiring a simple install at a cost effective price.  Open Repository is a DuraSpace Registered Service Provider and is offered by BioMed Central, the Open Access specialist.

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