University of Western Sydney

Project
University of Western Sydney Institutional Repository

Duration
September 2013 to Present

Objective
Implement a new Islandora institutional repository to facilitate access and discovery of UWS research. 

Strategy
UWS needed a strategic partner to help plan and execute metadata mapping and migration to help standardize their data for maximum discoverability and re-use. We began reviewing the university's business requirements in 2013, made recommendations, and mapped out an approach. 

Result
We provided a variety of services that resulted in UWS launching Research Direct (http://researchdirect.uws.edu.au/) in August 2014. It is an institutional repository that makes UWS research searchable and accessible to the global research community. The open access compliant records can be harvested by major search engines such as Google Scholar, increasing the visibility of research outputs. Access to the full text of the publication or output will be made available where possible.