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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Update on the Duke Law School repository

Kenneth J. Hirsh, more on e repositories, Teknoids, February 14, 2008.

... Duke Law has maintained its own faculty scholarship repository hosted on a local server using EPrints software since December 2005. A joint project of the law library and the law school information technology departments, the faculty scholarship repository aims to include comprehensive holdings of the final versions of all works by current Duke faculty members, and to extend coverage retrospectively to cover works by everyone who has taught at Duke. At present, the repository holds over 1400 papers and is searchable on the Duke Law web site, as well as through Google and other general web search engines. Because the repository complies with the standards and protocols of the Open Access Initiative, its holdings are also searchable through OAIster and other harvesters of open access repositories, as well as through Google and other search engines.

Before ePrints and DSpace, we partnered with Tom Bruce and LII on the LEDA project, which was an ambitious OAI compliant system that also converted documents to PDF.