reUSE – reUSE digital master files of printed publications!
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reUSE is a cooperative project of libraries and universities from Austria, Estonia, Germany and Slovenia funded through the eContent Programme of the European Commission. The main objective is to set up trusted digital repositories in Austria, Germany and Estonia. Publications of public sector units are collected, preserved and made available through the reUSE digital repository. Moreover, an evaluation framework is installed in order to gain as many data possible about the new service of depositing digital content. These data will serve as basis for other European parties interested in the outcomes of the project.
In Austria the ALO-Repository (Austrian Literature Online, www.literature.at) -developed by the Universities Linz, Graz and Innsbruck-is in use. Public sector institutions are informed about reUSE-activities and the benefits and possibilities of digital long-term-preservation and invited to deliver their publications to present them via the online digital repository. Further, added value services are developed, such as print-on demand services to exploit the digital content.