ePubs is the Open Access archive of the Science and Technology Facilities Council. It records the scientific and technical output of STFC staff and facilities users and makes it freely available online.
ePubs contains records and full-text (where copyright allows) of publications in which authors quote affiliation to STFC, or report on work carried out at STFC facilities. As well as current publications, ePubs includes many records of publications from STFC’s predecessor organisations, CCLRC, SERC, SRC and NIRNS, as part of its aim to preserve a true archival record of the organisations’ output. The oldest publication records date from 1957.
ePubs is managed for STFC by the Chadwick and RAL Libraries.
Requests and suggestions for enhancements to the ePubs service can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org . Requests will be considered by the ePubs team, and where appropriate, added as an enhancement ticket for future development. There are usually two upgrades to ePubs each year, to apply enhancements and bug fixes.
ePubs has been created using Java JPA with a JSF user interface. It is compliant with the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH), which means that it can be cross-searched together with other OAI-PMH compliant archives.