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On the Road with Open Repository at IFLA, WLIC and 2015 Repository Fringe Conference

From James Evans, Open Repository

Open Repository,  a hosted DSpace-based repository solution from BioMed Central, was very pleased to attend and present at recent International conferences including the Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and the World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) held in Cape Town, South Africa. 

Open Repository introduced its new high-value and low-cost service, Open Repository Lite, during its presentation entitled ‘Dissemination of output an issue? The solution is . . .’ The session was part of a special event supported by IFLA and the Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE). The presentation also focused on Open Repository’s partnership with Phi (Partnership in Health Information) and their joint initiative within Africa, which aligns within the BioMed Central Open Access Developing World initiatives.  

The Open Repository team also enjoyed attending the  Repository Fringe Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. This year’s theme was “"Integrating repositories in the wider context of university, funder and external services".

About Open Repository

Open Repository (, a DSpace Registered Service provider,  builds, hosts and customizes 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 and those from emerging or developing countries, requiring a simple install at a cost effective price.  Open Repository is offered by BioMed Central, the Open Access specialist.