jiscDEPO programme

I will be watching the jiscDEPO projects with interest:

Looking at creating a repository deposit workflow connecting the user’s computer desktop, especially popular apps such as MS Office, with digital repositories based on EPrints and DSpace. DepositMO involves teams from the University of Southampton and Edinburgh University, and will liaise closely with Microsoft. The project runs for 1 year to end June 2011.

Will seek to increase uptake of a web-based repository deposit tool embedded in a researcher-facing publications management system. Institutions involved in RePosit are University of Leeds (Chair), Keele University, Queen Mary University of London, University of Exeter and University of Plymouth, with Symplectic Ltd as a commercial partner.

Is lead by the University of Cambridge with Mendeley Ltd and Symplectic Ltd as consultant firms and aims to embed institutional deposit into the academic workflow at almost no cost to the researcher, by using Mendeley and Symplectic tools to allow researchers to synchronise their personal research collections with institutional systems.

Also see http://code.google.com/p/jiscdepo/ for more info.

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