‘Bringing a buzz to NECTAR’ JISCrte Project

NECTAR repository My next visit to a JISCrte project partner took me to the University of Northampton to meet Miggie, Research Support Specialist and manager of the University of Northampton’s open access institutional repository NECTAR (Northampton Electronic Collection of Theses and Research).

NECTAR is a good example of a repository embedded within the research environment of its university and this JISCrte project aims to revitalize NECTAR by implementing a range of new tools, services and procedures and ensuring that NECTAR continues to support the needs of the University of Northampton.

Project progress thus far has been good and includes:

  • Increasing researcher engagement within Schools
  • Redesigning NECTAR to match university branding – embedding it visually within the new university website and branding
  • Initial work on the implementation of the Kultur EPrints Extension
  • Preparation for integration with EThOS

For further details on project progress have a look at Miggie’s presentation she delivered at the Repository Fringe 2011 event in August, available here:

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