Sketchy notes on this session: Les Carr updating us on developments in EPrints software / development
What is EPrints for?
- Supporting researchers
- Supporting research data
- Supporting research outputs
- Supporting research outcomes
- Supporting research managers
However, want repositories to take on a bigger agenda – publication, data, information, …
To achieve this stripping EPrints back to its core data management engine – tuning it for speed, efficiency, scale and flexibility.
EPrints4 is not a rewrite of the software, but making the core as generic as possible – so it can handle all kinds of content
Improved integration with Xapian (for search)
Improving efficiency of information architecture – db transactions, memcached, fine-grained ACLs – can support much bigger repositories.
Can be run as headless service, but comes with a UI
Towards Repository ’16 – OA Compliancy, capture projects/funders data (working with Soton and Reading)
Integrating with other services/systems
- IRUS-UK (on Bazaar)
- Publications router
- WoK/Scopus imports
- OA end-to-end project (EPrints Services are partners)
Les says “EPrints moving towards being a de-factor CRIS-light systems”
Repositories are/need to be collaboration between librarians and developers
No release date for EPrints4 yet – but probably around a year away.