Top-down mandates and advocacy will help institutional repositories continue to enhance open access content and delivery.

Institutional repositories (IRs) can sometimes be perceived as a low-impact method of open access delivery. Neil Stewart explains how the rapidly changing scholarly communications ecosystem stands to greatly benefit from the continued development of repositories. The future of IRs looks … Continue reading

Two Altmetrics Workshops in San Francisco

Last week, a group forward-thinking individuals interested in measuring scholarly impact gathered at Fort Mason in San Francisco to talk about altmetrics. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation funded the events at Fort Mason, which included (1) an altmetrics-focused workshop run by the open-access publisher (and leader in ALM) PLOS, and (2) a NISO Alternative Assessment Initiative Project Workshop to discuss standards and […]

DOI support for DSpace – Testers needed

The university library of Technische Universität Berlin developed support for DOIs in DSpace.
The plan is to get it into the next release DSpace 4.0. The developers would be glad if anyone interested in this feature could test it. To test it, it would be helpful if you’re familiar with installing DSpace using its source release.

They published their code on github and wrote some notes ( that may help you testing and using it.

They would appreciate any comments in this ticket: