<div dir="ltr"><div><div>Thank you Lizz for your great coordination work and these firt results. <br></div><br></div>Denis<br><div><div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 3:28 AM, Lizz Jennings <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:E.Jennings@bath.ac.uk" target="_blank">E.Jennings@bath.ac.uk</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">





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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black">EPrints has a long history of supporting open access to knowledge.  Over time the environment supporting the development of the core repository software has changed.  At the User Group meeting
 held in Bath in December 2016, it was agreed that EPrints would benefit from having an organisation dedicated to supporting core development, community activity and identification of areas for plugin development that were desired by large sections of the user
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black">A group of interested users has put together a proposal for an EPrints Foundation.  Initially, this will work to establish an organisation that can achieve the aims set out, while organising the
 community around a central, defined point.<u></u><u></u></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black">You can read the proposal here:<u></u><u></u></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black"><a href="https://eprints-foundation.github.io/2017/06/29/eprints-foundation-proposal.html" target="_blank">https://eprints-foundation.<wbr>github.io/2017/06/29/eprints-<wbr>foundation-proposal.html</a><u></u><u></u></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black">Commenting, volunteering as a committee member or contributor or suggesting ideas are welcome.<u></u><u></u></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black">Best wishes,</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black"><u></u><u></u></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black">Lizz </span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black"><u></u><u></u></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black">--<u></u><u></u></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black">Lizz Jennings BA MSc ACLIP MCLIP (Revalidated 2017)<u></u><u></u></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black">The Library 4.10, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY UK<u></u><u></u></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black" lang="SV">Ext. 3570 (External 01225 383570)<u></u><u></u></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black"><a href="mailto:E.Jennings@bath.ac.uk" target="_blank"><span lang="SV">E.Jennings@bath.ac.uk</span></a></span><span style="color:black" lang="SV"><u></u><u></u></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black">Research Data Management: <a href="http://www.bath.ac.uk/research/data" target="_blank">
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