System Table

Related systems used in each institution

This chart allows a quick comparison of what systems are being used, and how they might integrate. Members can also see which repositories are like theirs so they can contact each other.


  • Repositories are used to provide information about research publications to the Australian government. Close links with research management systems are necessary to provide this information. What Research Management systems are being used?
  • There is also much interest in using repositories to provide profiles and portfolios. Some HR systems offer academics ways of creating their own portfolios. What HR systems are being used?
  • OpenURL is one way of providing links to full content. What institutions are using or intend to use OpenURL?
  • What database/platform are you using? eg. Oracle or MySQL / Solaris or Linux
  • What VITAL version are you currently using?
  • What date did you go live?
  • How many objects are in your repository?
  • Do the academics or assistants use Valet to input their works? yes or no
Institution Research system software HR System OpenURL Yes/No Database Platform Production Version of VITAL Live? If so, date? Total Objects Loaded Self Submission Using Valet Comments
Ballarat University ResearchMaster Empower SFX Oracle No
Central Queensland University In-house FileMakerPro. Have just purchased ResearchMaster Alesco Yes - ArticleLinker Oracle/Solaris 3.2 Yes but CQU only 2,252(mostly metadata) Yes
La Trobe University Research Master SAP Yes - SFX MySQL / RedHatLinux4 3.1.1 N 12,500 metadata only N
Macquarie University Research Master Concept Yes - 360 Link MySQL/RedHatLinux 3.1.1 N 142
Monash University Research Master SAP Yes - SFX 2.1 2006 2400 VALET in development
Murdoch University InHouse ACV system Alesco Yes - SFX Oracle 3.1.1 Development server RUBRIC Central will be testing the data migration from the ACV system to VITAL
Queensland University of Technology Research Master
Swinburne University of Technology Research Master Alesco Yes - SFX Oracle 3.3.4 2006 10410 (16% full text) In development
University of New England Callista Research (over Oracle) Concept (over Oracle) Yes - SFX MySQL, Red Hat Enterprise release 4 (64-bit) 3.1.1 21/4/08 1131 with 6 pending Under development
University of New South Wales Research Master PeopleSoft Yes - SFX MySQL/RedHatLinux 3.3.2 2007 3831 Yes
University of Newcastle Callista Concept MySQL/RedHatLinux
University of South Australia Research Master EmpowerHR Yes - ArticleLinker MySQL/Solaris 3.1.1 26 April 2007 2879 citations, 287 PDF files (mostly theses), 127 JPGs Yes
University of the Sunshine Coast InHouse - FileMakerPro Yes - Article Linker 3.1.1 COAST RESEARCH DATABASE Launched November 2007. 1200 citations. Limited full-text - this is the next step. On the cards for 2008 Data batch import from our Office of Research DEST HERDC data (from FileMakerPro)
University of Western Sydney In-house FileMakerPro Alesco Not at this stage. UWS has Article Linker Solaris 2.1.2 690 full text theses in 2.1.2. In dev 3.0, 700 FT theses, 600 journal citations pending addition of fulltext |Not at this stage We plan to batch ingest the RQF data and objects into 3x and look at self-submission as a next stage
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