Free Electronic Publishing of Research Data Now Possible in New Repository of Freie Universität
No 149/2018 from Jun 18, 2018
The new repository "Refubium" of the University Library of Freie Universität has been online since June 11 under the URL: refubium.fu-berlin.de. It was set up for members of Freie Universität to publish documents, dissertations, and research data. Many research sponsors as well as publishers are increasingly demanding the publication of research data in addition to the publishing of research findings in text form. The services and documents from the University Library’s previous document and dissertation server were migrated to the new repository. "Refubium" is freely available on the Internet; all the data can be researched free of charge.
The repository utilizes the open source software DSpace, which is also used by the other two major Berlin universities. The uniform software within the framework of the newly founded DSpace consortium facilitates close cooperation among the Berlin and other German university libraries in further developing the DSpace system.