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Eprints at ERPANET and the DCC

The European Commission funded ERPANET Project is building an expandable European Consortium, to make viable and visible information, best practice and skills development in the area of digital preservation of cultural heritage and scientific objects. The over-riding purpose of the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) is to support and promote continuing improvement in the quality of data curation and of associated digital preservation. More information about ERPANET can be found at and further information about the DCC can be found at

ERPANET and the DCC have established this Open Archives ePrint service to make international digital curation and preservation research outputs visible, accessible and usable through a global network of interlinked open archive services. The aim of this service is to complement existing publication routes and services. One of the major strengths of this service is that it has multi-institutional, international support from the ERPANET partner institutions, the DCC partner institutions, PADI, and the DAEDALUS Project. In the event that ERPANET and/or the DCC cease to be viable, the Swiss Federal Archives, a founding partner of ERPANET, has agreed to acquire and preserve the contents of this archive for future generations.

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The ERPAePRINTS service is running on open archive software, a freely distributable archive system available from The open archives interoperability is achieved using open archives software developed at Southampton University. Other institutions are invited (and encouraged) to set up their own open archives for author self-archiving, using the freely-distributable software used at this site.

Contact Information

Any correspondence concerning this specific archive should be sent to or to