Configuring Repositories for ERA Thursday, 8 August 2013

Information gathered by CAIRSS to demonstrate the various approaches institutions are taking with regards to configuring repositories for ERA access.


ERA-SEER repository testing strategy 2010

The Repository Testing Strategy (open from 12 March to 7 May 2010) aims at facilitating a more comprehensive, systematic, uniform and independent approach to the depositing of and access to research outputs for the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative for 2010.

To achieve the desired outcome for this testing institutions need to:

  1. Register all repositories that will be used for ERA 2010
  2. Populate these repositories with at least 10 research outputs that will subsequently be submitted for ERA 2010
  3. Test all aspects of and record results for each research output in SEER Manage Repository Testing.

Login details and URL required for testing was emailed to each institutions ERA Liaison Officer from the ARC on 12 March 2010. The subject of the email was ‘ERA SEER login details and notification’. The ERA Liaison Officer at each institution was advised they need to use this to create a Repository Manage role within SEER and assign that role to the relevant person at the institution (i.e. the repository manager).

If repository managers have not received this login they will need to chase it up at their institution with the main ERA contact officer who would be receiving these emails/details to enable them to commence testing.

Key documents:

Repository software configurations for ERA 2010

This information gathered by CAIRSS demonstrates the various approaches institutions are taking in order to configure their repositories for ERA access.

Contributions on your implementation can be sent to CAIRSS in the form of an email. All information is valuable to the community.

Digital Commons

DigiTool (Contributions wanted overview or technical)

Dspace (Contributions wanted overview or technical)


EQUELLA (Contributions wanted overview or technical)

Fez (Contributions wanted overview or technical)


CAIRSS is currently in contact with Repository Managers, Technical Officers and Software Vendors, the information linked to from this page will be updated as soon as it becomes available.