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1 EPrints 2.0 / March 4 th 2002 / Glasgow / Chris Gutteridge Introduction to EPrints 2.0 March 4 th 2002 Glasgow Christopher Gutteridge from the Department of Electronics and Computer Science University of Southampton

2 EPrints 2.0 / March 4 th 2002 / Glasgow / Chris Gutteridge A Brief History of EPrints April 2000 –Rob Tansley begins work on EPrints June 2000 –EPrints beta-1 released Cogprints archive created. September 2000 –EPrints beta-2 released November 2000 –EPrints 1.0 released, contains OAI 0.2 support Rob Tansley leaves the EPrints Project –Christopher Gutteridge joins the EPrints Project January 2001 –EPrints 1.1 released, contains OAI 1.0 support Work begins on EPrints 2 June 2001 –Mike Jewell joins EPrints, working primarily on installer software August 2001 –EPrints 2 Alpha-1 (Anchovy) released. Jan 2002 –EPrints 2 Alpha-2 (Pepperoni) released. Feb –EPrints 2.0 (Olive) released.

3 EPrints 2.0 / March 4 th 2002 / Glasgow / Chris Gutteridge Whats Wrong with EPrints 1 (and fixed in 2.0)? Poor scalability – linear searching Multiple archives only achieved by a hack No formal support for non-ASCII characters – bad for non-English data Complex data structures – Difficult to add new tools

4 EPrints 2.0 / March 4 th 2002 / Glasgow / Chris Gutteridge Improvements to Interface All command line scripts now have consistent GNU-style options and manual pages. The default website looks better Proper use of XHTML 1.0 and Style Sheets

5 EPrints 2.0 / March 4 th 2002 / Glasgow / Chris Gutteridge Richer Configuration Combination of XML and PERL files 3000 lines of default configuration! –Dont panic –You only need to change a few parts, not start from scratch.

6 EPrints 2.0 / March 4 th 2002 / Glasgow / Chris Gutteridge Phrase Files System & Archive phrase files Easy Internationalisation Override default text without hacking code Change cosmetic titles of things May contain XHTML markup Displaying results to.

7 EPrints 2.0 / March 4 th 2002 / Glasgow / Chris Gutteridge User Type Configuration Default User Types are –User (signed up via web) –Editor (may approve items) –Admin (may edit data of items and users) Make your own authentication plug-in for your own site e.g. LDAP Create new types of user with more or less privilege

8 EPrints 2.0 / March 4 th 2002 / Glasgow / Chris Gutteridge New Metadata Field Options Option multilang allows multilingual metadata – e.g. Abstracts and Titles in more than one language. Custom rendering of values –Built in render function which spots LaTeX and renders it as images. –Or write your own Optional ID part for name fields –Uniquely identify people –Names are not unique. –May be used to build CV information

9 EPrints 2.0 / March 4 th 2002 / Glasgow / Chris Gutteridge Relationship Diagram

10 EPrints 2.0 / March 4 th 2002 / Glasgow / Chris Gutteridge Improved Installation Still requires lots of libraries & apache, mod_perl and MySQL. Actual EPrints 2.0 installer written in PERL. –Does not use make & configure –Less operating system related problems Now only sends mail. Does not need to run a sendmail server.

11 EPrints 2.0 / March 4 th 2002 / Glasgow / Chris Gutteridge Vitality and Support Planning to join GNU Project (GNU EPrints) Lots of funding! –EPrints software is developed with funding from JISC via the Open Citation and OPSIS (Open- Sourcing Institutional Self-Archiving) projects. –BOAI (not funding us, but funding for the general area). Free Software (GPL!)

12 EPrints 2.0 / March 4 th 2002 / Glasgow / Chris Gutteridge Ideas for the Future BibTeX Interoperability Subject Editors Alerts/Subscriptions Editor Alerts Translations MathML Handling Export/Import system Probity Other Default Configurations Fully Documenting the API EPrints v1 Snarfer Mirroring ``Peer Review' Citation Scanning/Linking How-To's Super Configurer User Defined Data Sets EPrints on a CD Chat Forums People who read this also read... Vote for the features you care about when registering on eprints.org

13 EPrints 2.0 / March 4 th 2002 / Glasgow / Chris Gutteridge More Information Homepage = Forums = Mailing lists –EPrints Tech –EPrints Underground –EPrints Announce Chris Gutteridge –Coder & Developer Steven Harnad –Self Archiving & Policy Mike Jewell –Assistant Coder & Tester


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