Launch of the Welsh Repository Network
With the advent of the Welsh Repository Network, Wales becomes the first country in the UK where all higher education institutions have established online repositories. The formal launch took place at the National Library of Wales on 19 February as part of an interesting and informative day.
Developed under the auspices of WHELF, the Welsh Repository Network is made up of 12 individual university research repositories. Dr Michael Hopkins, Director of Information Services at Aberystwyth University, said: “The repositories allow universities to archive and protect the intellectual output of their institutions, but also make available cutting-edge research to the world.”
It was reported in the Western Mail on 26 February.