A Jisc-funded repository based at Warwick University has uploaded its 1,000th item, just under a year after its launch.
The Warwick Research Archive Project (WRAP) continues to add articles and PhD theses to the free online resource, following funding from Jisc's £14 million repositories and preservation programme. The programme aimed to start up and interlink repositories in universities and colleges across the UK.
Jisc provided the institutions with access to trusted experts and supported services such as digital rights management and preservation services, which form the building blocks for a network of repositories.'By working together, sharing practice and establishing common standards, UK universities and colleges can help to improve access to research and learning, as well as managing and curating their output for the future'.
Dr Neil Jacobs, Jisc information environment programme manager, said: 'By working together, sharing practice and establishing common standards, UK universities and colleges can help to improve access to research and learning, as well as managing and curating their output for the future'.
"Jisc is delighted with the contribution of WRAP to this shared vision and we look forward to supporting more repositories around the UK in the new programme of work starting this year."
Jisc also aims to help repository managers work together and build skills through the repositories support project. WRAP repository manager Jenny Delasalle is now chair of the UK Council of Research Repositories.
Entries can be discovered easily via google searches or accessed via the WRAP website or through repository cross-searching tools like OAIster, which allow researchers to identify scholarly materials in repositories like WRAP across the world.
WRAP’s 1,000th item was Christopher Hughes’ article ‘Super-sizing the DPRK threat: Japan’s evolving military posture and North Korea’, uploaded to the online repository on 14th July 2009.