Research Repository - PioNEER

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The ARC Network for Early European Research has established a digital repository for the research data and research output of its participants. The repository is known as PioNEER.

The PioNEER Repository can be browsed and searched here.

Instructions for depositing material in PioNEER can be found here.

Items included in PioNEER are also listed in Trove, the National Library of Australia's search service: http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?q=nuc%3A%28%22WU%3AP%22%29

The repository has two main aims:

  • To make NEER's work accessible over the Web to all interested researchers and to the wider community;
  • To improve communication and information-sharing between NEER's participants. NEER has more than 350 registered participants from universities around Australia. The repository is able to manage and control submission and access by individual participants regardless of their location.

It also provides the following key features:

  • Ingest and manage a wide range of different file types and associated metadata;
  • Define multiple user communities and groups, both for access and for submissions;
  • Manage the submission process for the contribution of digital content;
  • Enable searching and browsing across objects and collections;
  • Make metadata available for harvesting and export.

Detailed specifications for the research repository were set out by the Network Management Committee.

The PioNEER repository is being managed by the UWA Library on behalf of NEER. The software used for the repository is DigiTool from the ExLibris Group.

Information about publishers' policies on depositing material in repositories can be found on the SHERPA/ROMEO site. The equivalent Australian information is at the OAKLAW site.

A list of publishers' policies relevant to NEER participants is available here.

Most publishers allow authors to deposit the final, refereed, pre-publication version of an article or paper - but not normally the published, formatted version from the journal itself.


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  1. Jun 12, 2007

    Toby, thanks for the attached pdfs; ela