5 years of DABAR

17. 8. 2020.

On this day five years ago, SRCE released the DABAR (Digital Academic Archives and Repositories) service into production. During this period, 142 digital repositories were established on DABAR and 127,716 objects were published.

At the beginning DABAR, due to the implementation of the Law on Scientific Activity and Higher Education, supported the storage of final papers and doctoral dissertations. Now, thanks to the continuous development of support for new types of facilities, it is possible to store papers published in journals, collections, books and book chapters as well as presentations from conferences, pictorial, audio and audiovisual material, FAIR data sets, educational content and other types of documents that do not belong to any of the offered categories such as reports, project proposals, studies, etc. DABAR has thus become a solution for comprehensive care about research and professional and educational production of institutions in digital form.

A number of institutions and individuals from the academic and research community are involved in the development of DABAR through the activities of the Coordination Committee and working groups. The SRCE team built the software part of DABAR using the Islandora platform, which includes the Drupal content management system, the Fedora repository platform, and the Solr indexing and search system.

Currently 45.4% of objects in DABAR are stored in open access. Through publishing in open access, institutions support the principles of open science and open education, increase the transparency of their work and the visibility of their results, and accelerate the application of science in the economy.

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