August 4, 2008

Australian university repositories (research and publications) – updated 12/08/08

Filed under: Repositories — Neil Godfrey @ 12:46 pm

Updated 12th August, 08

I have compiled the following from a combination of the ROAR list, the ARROW list and web searches against a list of Australian universities. It is more up to date than the current ROAR list, but I have also restricted my list to university research and publications repositories. There’s also a detailed list in GoogleGroup InstitutionalRepositoriesCommunity-ANZ, which discovered after compiling this list.

Since posting it here others have directed me to OpenDOAR and the Arrow Discovery Service lists, so am linking them here for some effort at completion.

And the EDNA List of Australian Institutional Repositories.

My initial limited sources served my immediate purpose, which was:

  • to get an overview of the extent of use of the different repository platforms in different types of Australian universities (well-funded, less financial, research-teaching emphasis),
  • and then to follow through by exploring who was moving from one platform to another and to hopefully make contact and discuss reasons and comparisons. Some of that info is included here, too.

Digital Commons users

For Digital Commons info see

Bond University

Edith Cowan University
Research Online @ ECU

Southern Cross University

University of Wollongong
Research Online

DigiTool users

For DigiTool info see

Charles Sturt University
CRO (CSU Research Output)

The University of Melbourne*
University of Melbourne ePrints Repository (UMER)

DSpace users

For DSPace info see

Australian National University* (was ePrints, moved to DSpace)

Flinders University~
Flinders Academic Commons

Griffith University~
Griffith Research Online

Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne Image Bank

The University of Sydney*
Sydney eScholarship Repository

The University of Adelaide*
Adelaide Research and Scholarship

University of Technology, Sydney
UTS iRespository

EPrints users

For EPrints info see

Curtin University

James Cook University~
JCU ePrints

Queensland University of Technology
QUT ePrints

University of Southern Queensland
USQ ePrints

University of Tasmania
UTas ePrints

Victoria University
VU Eprint Respository


For Fez info see

The University of Queensland* (was ePrints, moved to Fedora/Fez)
UQ eSpace


For VITAL info see

Central Queensland University

Macquarie University
Macquarie University Research Online

Monash University*
Monash University ARROW Respository

Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne Research Bank

University of New England

The University of Newcastle, Australia~

University of South Australia

The University of New South Wales*

University of the Sunshine Coast
Coast Research Database

University of Western Sydney
UWS Research Repository

Other types of repositories

Deakin University — has a “teaching and learning research repository” DTLRR

RMIT University — has a Learning Objects repository

Other software — see the “Other Softwares” ROAR list

Govt of SA Health Publications uses Digital CommonsSA Health Publications

Australian Govt Dept of Defence uses DSpaceDTSO Publications Online

ALIA did use an EPrints repository for about 95 publications but this is not currently online

ADT runs the ETD-db — ADT

Others – some pending

Universities not listed above, some of which are in the process of preparing to go live with production repositories soon:

Australian Catholic University
Charles Darwin University (Fez pending)
La Trobe University~ (VITAL pending?)
Murdoch University~ (VITAL pending)
University of Ballarat (VITAL pending?)
University of Canberra
University of Notre Dame Australia
University of Western Australia* (DigiTool pending)

Those I’ve marked with “?” I have not yet personally confirmed.

Don’t hesitate to let me know of any updates/oversights!


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  2. Some of the unis above are in the process of moving to other platforms from those listed, and some not included at all (including my own, Murdoch) are in the process of implementing a repository but are yet to go live (e.g. Charles Darwin Uni with Fez).

    Am currently in discussions to work out the most effective way to maintain and update a list like this.

    Comment by neilgodfrey — August 7, 2008 @ 3:24 pm

  3. Have just been notified of another update:

    Charles Sturt Uni’s DigiTool is now live as CRO (CSU Research Output)

    Comment by neilgodfrey — August 7, 2008 @ 6:50 pm

  4. Hi Neil,
    have you compared this list with the OpenDOAR listing? has 54 OA repositories listed for Australia
    ( if you have, and the numerical difference is due to the filtering you mention, apologies 🙂 )

    ROAR and OpenDOAR have slightly different coverage, refinements, and collection policies but together I find they’re pretty comprehensive.

    John Robertson
    Repositories Research Team (CETIS)

    Comment by kavubob — August 7, 2008 @ 7:04 pm

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  6. Ah ha! What I’m beginning to see is that we don’t need a new IR list, but a list of lists of IRs! 🙂

    The OpenDOAR list is far more comprehensive, but what is the monitoring and updating process used?

    Comment by neilgodfrey — August 7, 2008 @ 7:40 pm

  7. 🙂 I think there’s some discussion about that list of lists.

    By the way Arrow ( has something like an Australian list but I’m not sure how it’s updated.

    OpenDOAR is created and updated manually. I’m not entirely sure about their current monitoring/update process – when I spoke to Peter Millington about this (about a year ago) he was developing tools to support the monitoring process. AFAIK they do also have some ongoing support for maintaining and updating the list. I’ll check..

    Comment by John Robertson — August 7, 2008 @ 8:08 pm

  8. Apologies – of course you’ve seen the Arrow list (obviously I need coffee needed)

    Comment by John Robertson — August 7, 2008 @ 8:18 pm

  9. And must not forget to add the EDNA list of Australian Institutional Repositories too!!

    Comment by neilgodfrey — August 12, 2008 @ 5:33 pm

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