The Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) in India has launched an institutional repository where its research publications and Ph.D. theses will be available online for the public.
Jointly developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries and Hewlett-Packard (HP) Labs, the service enables the institute community to archive their pre-prints, post-prints and other scholarly publications, and provides digital versions of theses and dissertations. Administrative documents and course notes may also be included in the repository, which is supported by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research.
Keeping in tune with the goals of the open access movement, the facility seeks to help institute researchers in self-archiving and long-term preservation of their scholarly publications. In addition, it will provide easy access to these publications world wide and improve the impact of their research.