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Open Repository Introduces New User-Interface Along with DSpace v3.2 Upgrade

From James Evans, Product Manager, Open Repository

London, UK  In August, the Open Repository team commenced upgrading clients to the latest DSpace version 3.2.  All clients hosted on our internal infrastructure will be upgraded in batches over the reminder of 2013. The upgrade brings improvements in search, indexing and general repository performance.  This process also affords clients the opportunity to audit their existing repository content, structure and layout for future planning.

Along with this upgrade,  Open Repository is introducing a new device-responsive User-Interface. Designed by Andrew Fox and UX-tested by BioMed Central’s web-design team,  the contemporary design resizes to fit desktops, smart-phones and tablets, offering the best possible user-experience per device.  Focused around a core-design, the Open Repository team is working with each client individually to customize and implement this new feature. Early adopters include the University of Arizona and  the Natural History Museum.

Open Repository ( builds, hosts and customises 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 offers clients the full services required to successfully run a repository, while Open Repository Lite offers is aimed at clients from emerging and developing countries, requiring a simple install at a cost effective price.  Open Repository is offered by BioMed Central (, the leading Open Access publisher.