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Thursday, January 15, 2004

Institutional repository at the U of Amsterdam

Kurt De Belder built an innovative OAI-compliant institutional repository for the University of Amsterdam, with funding from SURF. Among the nice features are a powerful search engine that supports field searching, indexing by Scirus along with the OAI-compliant search engines, a long-term preservation arrangement with the Royal Library of the Netherlands, and a "Document of the day" highlighted on the front page with a link. It has an easy way to pull together publication lists for individual authors (such as this one for J.F.A.K. van Benthem, whom I used to read in my past life as a logician). An associated site provides OA to Amsterdam dissertations, and highlights a "Dissertation of the day".