[Irtalk] 8th anniversary of E-LIS, E-prints in Library and Information Science

Fatima Darries darriesf at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 11 14:26:28 SAST 2011

[With apologies for cross-posting]

Dear colleagues,

Our Team is glad to inform you about the very latest news related to E-
LIS, E-prints in Library and Information Science [http://

1.) E-LIS has recently migrated to DSpace
AePIC CILEA - Consorzio Interuniversitario Lombardo per L'Elaborazione
Automatica [http://www.cilea.it/]-  who is kindly offering the hosting
and technical maintenance of E-LIS pro bono, proposed in 2010 to
change from EPrints Software to DSpace due to business and maintenance
reasons. The E-LIS Team accepted the proposal and E-LIS was ported
from EPrints to DSpace between December 2010 and January 2011 thanks
to the excellent work done by Susanna Mornati and Andrea Bollini's
team. The migration is considered complete, and just small things to
improve the user interface graphically should be performed during the
coming weeks. We know that this change may lead to some difficulties
for those used to depositing their documents with EPrints Software. We
kindly invite you to contact us at the E-LIS mailing list [http://
science] and we will help and support you in the self-archiving

2.) New supporting organizations
We are glad to inform you that E-LIS repository is currently supported
by a broader number of institutions like CILEA through the AePIC team
which is managed by Susanna Mornati and supports E-LIS at technical
level since January 2003, FAO of the United Nations through the FAO
AIMS team [http://aims.fao.org/] which is managed by Johannes Keizer
and supports E-LIS since 2010 and DURASPACE [http://
www.duraspace.org/] that supports E-LIS since 2011.
More information at http://eprints.rclis.org/cms/support

3.) New E-LIS Governance
E-LIS, not-for-profit/non-commercial project, is organised, managed
and maintained by an international team of librarians, with different
background. Essentially, the strong part of the repository are the 60
national editors from 44 countries carrying out the quality control of
the metadata from the self-archived papers and the submission and
copyright policies. Supporting national editors, E-LIS has 5 regional
editors that help to complete this process and coordinate their work
as much as possible. The editorial work is performed under the
management of an Executive Board that drives the policies, alliances,
new actions, collaborations and any topic that is of interest to E-
LIS. The Executive Board is made up of two chief executives, two
representatives of the editorial team, two representatives of CIEPI -
International Centre for Research in Information Strategy and
Development [http://www.ciepi.org/] - which is the association created
by E-LIS members for representing institutionally the E-LIS interest
as a legal entity - and two technical representatives that have deep
experience on DSpace. In addition to this structure, the advisory
board appointed to advise the executive board is formed by
institutions and people that support E-LIS.
More information at http://eprints.rclis.org/cms/governance

Last but not least .... this year is the 8th anniversary of E-LIS!

On behalf of the E-LIS team I would like to thank to the Library and
Information Science Community all your having placed confidence in our

With best regards,

Imma Subirats
E-LIS Chief Executive and Co-Founder
E-LIS, E-prints in Library and Information Science

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