This proposal is for a project to develop an innovative application, based on existing open source software and open standards, exploiting the well-established availability within HE libraries of Open Access repository software.

Anthologizr: On demand e-publishing from OA repositories

This project will develop an innovative application, based on existing open source  software and open standards, exploiting the well-established availability within HE libraries of Open Access repository software. 

Using the EPrints repository software as its basis, the project will develop an extension to enable and support the creation of user-defined anthologies of items in the repository, using the open EPUB e-book standard. The output will be a fully functional demonstrator of Anthologizr on an EPrints repository instance, installed on at least one live EPrints repository, demonstrating the potential of this approach to generate ad hoc e-books for use in learning or research scenarios. 

In addition a report/article and a body of work via dissemination channels (project blog, conferences/ workshop) describing the experience and conclusions of the project, about the overall feasibility and benefits of the approach.

Below is a brief video presentation by the Anthologizr team introducing the project:


Project Staff

Name: Richard M. Davis
Position: Digital Archives & Repositories Manager
Email: r.davis@ulcc.ac.uk

Address: Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Summary
Start date
30 June 2012
End date
31 December 2012
Funding programme
Digital infrastructure: Information and library infrastructure programme
Strand
Information and library infrastructure: Emerging opportunities
Project website
Lead institutions

ULCC, University of London

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