The University of Rochester is pleased to announce the open source
release of its institutional repository IR+.  Following a successful
production launch on Tuesday October 12th, IR+ 2.0 is now available to
the entire community.  


IR+ was born from user research. With portfolios, personal workspaces,
and publication listings, it offers useful tools for researchers and
extends the role of the repository into the authoring process.  It is a
fully featured digital repository management solution that is easy for
users to understand and manage. Its goals are to meet the needs of any
organization that needs to author, publish and preserve digital


The download and documentation can be found at


The new version has many new features and updates.  These include:


-          OAI-PMH harvestable

-          Dublin Core mapping features for Identifiers and contributors

-          Improved batch metadata manipulation - automated re-indexing
enhancements (changing control lists forces re-indexing of all items
that use changed data)

-          Sponsor browsing / statistics

-          Paging and Sorting for contributor pages

-          Improved Search Engine Optimization(SEO) for better indexing
of researcher pages and content within the repository

-          Researcher page interface enhancements

-          Content type listing and filtering  at the repository and
collection levels

-          Content type counts at the repository and collection levels

-          Increased download information and removal options for more
accurate download counts

-          Updated Help,  Installation and User manuals

-          RSS feeds for Collections/Contributor Pages

-          Upgraded pdf/word/excel/power point text extraction libraries

-          Updated user account management features

-          Submission performance enhancements

-          Improved home page module placement

-          Improved change tracking

We are pleased with the current faculty and student interest in our IR+
installation, UR Research, having over two thousand registered users,
over one million downloads and thirty six public researcher pages.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.





Nathan Sarr

Senior Software Engineer

River Campus Libraries

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY  14627

(585) 275-0692