Saturday, 7 May 2011

Preliminary version of the OASCIR DSpace platform available

  Although not publicly available yet via the Internet, on Fri May 6th the first, preliminary version of the DSpace platform was released that will eventually evolve into the OASCIR Institutional Repository at the Faculty of Science, University of Khartoum. Once a few additional functionalities have been installed and a few configuration issues are tackled, the Intitutional Repository will go live at

There are still some technical details to complete before the repository becomes fully operational, but some Open Access items were already uploaded to OASCIR along the preliminary deposit tests. Full-text articles and pre-prints from the Faculty of Science Departments of Zoology and Physics, as well as from the Sudan Natural History Museum are already available at DSpace@ScienceUofK, as the IR will finally be called.

The first steps towards Faculty of Science research output identification and ingest into the Institutional Repository were given at the Project first internal meeting on Thu May 5th. Progress is now being made for implementation of the designed strategies.

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