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UNDIP Institutional Repository has become the 1500th repository to be listed in OpenDOAR.
The Centre for Research Communications is delighted to welcome UNDIP Institutional Repository (http://eprints.undip.ac.id/), as the 1500th repository listed in OpenDOAR.
OpenDOAR was formed in 2006, and has steadily grown as a result of suggestions from the repository community and service users. OpenDOAR has increased between 200 and 300 new repositories every year since its creation.
OpenDOAR provides a quality-assured global directory of freely available open access repositories that hold full-text research material.
In addition it proffers a range of tools that builds upon this underlying infrastructure including a custom search engine based on its directory holdings, a repository policy generation tool, and an email distribution service - allowing service providers and developers to reach hundreds of repository officers around the world.
A key feature of OpenDOAR is that all of the repositories we list have been visited by project staff, tested and assessed by hand. We currently decline about a quarter of candidate sites as being broken, empty, out of scope, etc. This gives a far higher quality assurance to the listings we hold than results gathered by automatic harvesting alone.
20 October 2009