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Symposia

Institutional repositories (IRs) represent an opportunity for library involvement in a valuable campus initiative. That's why Innovative created Symposia, the first-ever digital repository tool designed with librarians in mind. Symposia meets the challenge of direct involvement in the IR process with sophisticated metadata tools and without the staff overhead necessary for competing solutions.

Symposia puts library staff and community stakeholders in control, simply. Content creators use a web interface to add objects and metadata to a hierarchy of communities, which reflect formal organizations or interest groups. Symposia also offers control of user permissions and roles to manage the review and posting of new information. Because Innovative designed Symposia with your needs in mind, its staff management tool makes it easy for librarians to apply exacting descriptions in Qualified Dublin CoreSM metadata.

Everything is accessible through Symposia's handy interface or as a target of federated search engines, such as Innovative's Research Pro. Automatic full-text indexing of Word® and Adobe® PDF objects makes finding the most granular information easy.

For access beyond your campus or community, Symposia metadata can be crawled by search engines down to the record level, registered with the CNRI Handle System, or harvested by any library or institution using the OAI-PMH utility.

Symposia helps libraries fulfill a new and exciting role with the confidence only an Innovative product can provide. Unlike any other institutional-repository product, Innovative provides 24/7/365 support by our library and technology experts. It's the Innovative way.

Adobe PDF® (Adobe, Inc.); Dublin Core(SM), (OCLC, Inc.); Word® (Microsoft, Inc.).

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