In the spring, the Library began using its new service 'e-depot', the digital variant of the 'paper' repository. As already mentioned in the January 2009 newsletter, the Library sees it as its task to bear the responsibility for sustainably archiving Wageningen digital publications. Since its inception the e-depot has proven to be a huge success in streamlining the workflow for processing digital publications! As of this writing, 10,000 have already been archived and made available in one or more library databases, for example, WaY and/or the catalogue.
Once more, here are the advantages of e-depot:
- Sustainable URL
- Limiting public availability
- Declaring an embargo until a set date
- Appending additional documents
- Revision control
The digital MSc theses are also being entered into the e-depot and will be available in 'Scripties online' (Theses online) as from the beginning of October.