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Monday, October 29, 2007

Call for EPrints plugins

The EPrints team has issued a Call for Plugins.  (Thanks to Stevan Harnad.)  Excerpt:

Developers are warmly invited to create import and export plugins for the EPrints repository platform.

EPrints is a mature repository platform that has a particular emphasis on interoperability. EPrints repositories operate in complex information environments consisting of mobile devices, user desktop applications, library environments, institutional databases and Internet services. EPrints is looking to increase its range of interoperability capabilities with more community-developed plugins.

EPrints Services is offering prizes for the best plugins submitted to the EPrints open source package repository by January 31st 2008. EPrints Services is the repository hosting company that funds EPrints development.

  • First Prize: Apple iPhone plus contract
  • Second Prize: iPod Touch
  • Third Prize: iPod Nano ...

EPrints has a growing list of plugins that can handle requirements as diverse as importing publications from PubMed or creating mashups using Google Maps. EPrints supports institutional repositories, but it is also suitable for individual student projects and research environments, as its import and export features allow existing digital collections to be used and reused in innovative ways.

For further information about this Call for Plugins, please see the Further Information Wiki page or email