If you visit the ADR, you will soon see this message:
Moving forward at the ADR…
Updated: Jan 11, 2008
The Alliance Digital Repository is currently unavailable.
Access to the repository will be restored early February 2008.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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During the past six months, the Alliance Digital Repository has been in a very active Beta Preview phase. We have worked with our member libraries to identify functional service needs as well as extended the scope of potential uses of the repository service. Now, we are suspending ADR Beta Service while we “re-tool” our operations to support a stable ADR 1.0 release.
ADR 1.0 will include updates to the ADR and ADRLib software, an improved user interface to ADRLib services, and enhanced image viewing capabilities.
Behind the scenes, we are also updating and expanding our end-user documentation, our issue tracking service, and hammering out the licensing and deposit agreements for permanent content submissions to the ADR.
Additional information about the ADR and the Alliance is available on the Alliance Web site.
Thank you and please visit ADR 1.0 in February, we look forward to your feedback!
While the ADR service is down, we will be installing and configuring the Fez 2 release candidate, upgrading our Tomcat and Fedora installations, and integrating a new, skinable user interface for our ADRLib service.
We’ll also be using this time to re-prioritize our outstanding functionality needs, update our communication strategies, and outline the next six-months of ADR activities.
Did I mention we are shopping around what is essentially a strategic growth plan for the service to our stakeholders; gearing up for our role in DPL’s IMLS “Creating Communities” project; meeting with legal counsel to discuss liabilities, risks, and agreement language;reviewing back-up support products and data centers; and looking to finalize a couple of outstanding metadata schema mappings…
It’s a busy time at the ADR and a great way to start the new year. We look forward to all the improvements to the ADR service these activities will bring!