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Friday, May 11, 2007

Discussion group for Antipodean repository managers

Alison Hunter has created a new Google Group, Institutional Repository Community - ANZ, for repository managers especially from Australia and New Zealand.  From the site:

A Community of Practice list for all Institutional Repository managers in Australian and New Zealand universities, regardless of software platform, location, project, or readiness. Multiple institutional memberships are welcome. This is a single forum to inform, discuss, & share problems & ideas.

One early mailing added that "although non-Antipodean members will not be solicited, they won't be excluded either."

PS:  By my count, this is the third site/group/list where repository managers can swap tips and talk shop.  The first two are IR-Managers, launched by Dorothea Salo, and UKCoRR (UK Council of Research Repositories), launched by SHERPA, both in March 2007.