Thursday, November 6, 2008

Dublin City University officially launched its institutional repository, DORAS

Dublin City University officially launched its institutional repository, DORAS (DCU Online Research Access Service). From the announcement:
The [DCU] Library held a special event on Tuesday 4th November to launch DORAS....
DORAS provides access to DCU’s research publications through a single interface which showcases its scholarship on a global scale. Professor Eugene Kennedy, Vice President for Research, spoke about the importance of DORAS in terms of increasing the visibility and impact of DCU’s research output. He noted that amongst the top ten downloads from DORAS in September 2008, were a number of PhD theses and remarked on the importance of the research commons as a dedicated space for PhD students to work on their theses and the opportunity the space afforded for cross-disciplinary networking and collaboration. He strongly encouraged all those in attendance to deposit their research papers in DORAS.

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