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Open Access Repository Junction (OA-RJ)

Posted by Marcus Zillman

Open Access Repository Junction (OA-RJ)

This project builds on and enhances previous work carried out as part of the JISC-funded Depot project. One of the secondary objectives of the Depot was to devise an unmediated (computer-assisted) reception and referral service, called Repository Junction (RJ), which collected information in order to redirect users to existing Institutional Repository (IR) services. This activity supported the principal task of the Depot, which was to provide a repository for author/researchers at institutions that did not yet have an IR. Within the Depot, the RJ component carried out the following functions: i)Working out the institutional affiliation of potential depositors (e.g. by IP lookup; ii)Query of external directories to locate an appropriate location for deposit; and iii)Re-direction of user to the most appropriate repository, given a positive match. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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