Vytautas Magnus University e-Publication Repository (VMU ePub)

VMU e-Publication Repository is the infrastructure of services and means designed for accumulation and management of scientific publications created by the members of the University community. Most important in it is the organization of access to the research material of the University, ensuring its dissemination and long term preservation.

VMU ePub is registered in the registries of open access repositories ROAR, OpenDOAR, it is compatible with Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe OpenAIRE.

VMU was the first university in Lithuania to register the open access mandate (Registry of Open Access Repository Material Archiving Policies). In this registry one can find the documents on open access policy of the institutions and financing research institutions.

The dissemination of publications in VMU ePub is guaranteed by use of OAI-PMH protocol (the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting), which is usually used to collect information from various internet sources by all prevailing search engines, for example, Google, Baze, DART-Europe.

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Access from remote computers to e. publications on the intranet - INFORMATION

Institutional repositories: essential infrastructure for scholarship in the digital age. The development of institutional repositories emerged as a new strategy that allows universities to apply serious, systematic leverage to accelerate changes taking place in scholarship and scholarly communication.

Clifford A. Lynch,
Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information
ARL: A Bimonthly Report, no. 226 (February 2003)

In order to ensure the quality of research conducted with funds of the state budget, the transparency of the use of funds of the state budget, to enhance the scientific progress, the results of all research works carried out in state higher education and research institutions must be communicated to the public (in the Internet or in any other way), to the extent this kind of communication is in compliance with the legal acts regulating the protection of intellectual property, commercial or state and official secrets.

The Law on Science and Studies of Republic Lithuania
Article 45. Communication of research activities to the public