Led by WHELF, the Welsh Repository Network (WRN) is a collaborative venture between the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Wales to establish, develop and populate a network of interoperable institutional repositories. The establishment of the network was underpinned by the JISC funded WRN Start-Up Project which provided both fiscal and practical support to each WRN partner to aid in the implementation of an effective institutional repository in every Welsh HEI. The JISC funded WRN Enhancement Project built on the previous project’s work and investigated the potential of a collaborative, centrally managed model for accelerating the development and uptake of repository services in Welsh HEIs.
Case studies documenting the hardware choices made by each of the institutions have been published.
The project ended on 31 March 2011, but the WRN will continue beyond the life of the WRN-EP in the form of a WHELF sub-group, with partners meeting on a biannual basis to exchange repository news and ideas.
The twelve research repositories which are part of the Welsh Repository Network:
Aberystwyth University: Cadair
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Cardiff University: ORCA
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Swansea Metropolitan University
Swansea University: Cronfa
University of Glamorgan
University of Wales
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
University of Wales, Newport
You can also search across all of the WRN partner repositories. http://www.wrn.aber.ac.uk/en/search.html