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Cass, A. (2009) Custom bottled: a review of Bond University's digital repository 'e-publications@bond'. Presented at the Queensland University Libraries Office of Cooperation (QULOC) Seminar Fair shake of the source bottle: Open source versus off the shelf software for libraries held at Griffith University, Queensland College of Art, Southbank, Brisbane.


In 2005 Bond University decided to implement an off-the-shelf repository system available from ProQuest. In their paper Open Source or off-the-shelf? Establishing an institutional repository for a small institution Mark Sutherland and Peta Hopkins discuss the reasons for this platform choice and outline the steps to its implementation in 2006. This presentation picks up the story from that point and reviews the journey to see where the repository sits in the Bond community culture today. It attempts to answer all those burning questions such as what does it offer, how it operates, does it suit our needs, does it deliver and will it adequately carry us forward and satisfy Bond’s future repository requirements?