Friday, May 21, 2004


Laval University Library recently launched the third component of its institutional repository. Called Archimede , this component covers e-prints, pre-prints, post-prints and other research publications from faculty members and research communities.

Following a thorough analysis of available software solutions, including E-prints and D-Space, the library decided to develop its own customized application. Inspired by the D-Space model, Archimede is arranged around research communities and fully developed in open source. The system is OAI compliant, using a Dublin Core metadata set. An open source distribution of Archimede will be available soon.

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