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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Official launch of Queensland IR

The University of Queensland has officially launched its institutional repository, UQ eSPACE.  From Friday's announcement:

UQ Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Greenfield AO has formally launched UQ eSpace, The University of Queensland's open access institutional repository....

University Librarian and Director of Learning Services, Mr Keith Webster said that UQ eSpace already had some 7000 documents and tens of thousands of images, which would be enhanced by the addition of a further 50,000 references of UQ staff research publications in the near future.

UQ eSpace allows scholars around the world to discover UQ research and research output in the repository is picked up by popular search engines like Google. Already the most popular paper in UQ eSpace has been downloaded more than 20,000 times.  Professor Greenfield congratulated the Library on the development of UQ eSpace, which played an important role in raising the visibility of UQ research to the world....