The University Library conducted a three-day training workshop for the library staff on January 3-5, 2023 titled “Institutional Repository.” The activity proceeded after the approval of Chancellor Clement C. Camposano.
The creation of an IR service will bring several benefits to the UPV community. An Institutional Repository (IR) is a digital service that an academic institution can offer to the members of its community by providing an online warehouse that is designed to archive, manage, organize, preserve, and showcase the intellectual output of students, faculty, and staff to a broader audience. It also aims to make them more accessible, searchable, and retrievable online. With the repository, UPV publications, theses, and reports will be indexed and searchable on Google and Google Scholar.
Four technical experts from SEAFDEC-AQD, Central Philippine University, and West Visayas State University served as trainers. The Data and Information Services Program (DISP), co-proponent of this project, assisted in the maintenance of the server.
Dr. Philip Ian P. Padilla, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, delivered a message during the opening program.
The post-training-workshop ended on 17 January 2023. The launching of the said project is scheduled soon. (Ms. Ninfa Bandorio, University Library)