From James Evans, Open Repository
Following a successful co-sponsorship of the Internet Librarian International 2015 Conference at the Olympia Conference Centre, London UK in October, Open Repository has concluded an agreement with the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust to build and host their open access repository. Situated in south-west England, the RD&E was one of the first NHS Foundation Trusts, and treats approximately half-a-million patients annually throughout the region. It has a strong track record of “world class research and development which improves the quality, experience and effectiveness of healthcare. The RD&E has a track record for piloting new ways of working and patient care for the Department of Health and the National Institute for Innovation, before it is rolled out across the NHS”.
Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust becomes the third NHS client for Open Repository in 2015, and we look forward to working with the research library team to implement this project.
Open Repository 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 a DuraSpace Registered Service Provider and is offered by BioMed Central, the Open Access specialist.