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August 2006 - November 2009
Put it in the Depot
The Depot was a service that enabled all UK researchers to deposit their academic papers and other outputs under terms of Open Access, including those whose institution did not yet have a repository.
The Depot was provided as a national facility to support the policies of UK universities and national funding agencies towards Open Access, aiding policy development in advance of a comprehensive institutional repository network.
The Depot offered the following features:
After a consultation period with the OA community EDINA felt there was significant value in continuing the Depot in order to assist OA sharing of research output internationally, especially where IR capacity is not yet comprehensive. As a result the Depot was re-purposed, and re-released, as OpenDepot.org.
The Depot was managed as a service at EDINA. If you have an enquiry please contact the EDINA helpdesk.
The scoping phase of the Depot was known as the Prospero project (January-July, 2006) and produced a prototype and scoping report.
Theo Andrew, Project Manager