On April 27, 2012, Dalarna University will begin using DiVA, an electronic archive, and in so doing will begin collaboration with 29 other educational institutes. DALEA has served as the e-archive for the university’s publications since 2004. All publications stored in DALEA will be transferred to DiVA.
How does it work?
Just as before, the system is based on self-registration. Instead of having to register the information manually, you can import publications from certain databases and reference management programmes thanks to a new feature. To facilitate registration, there are support pages on the library’s DiVA-web where you can click your way to manuals and help pages.
DiVA-support is for use by researchers, students and Dalarna University employees who have questions about publishing and bibliographic registration in DiVA as well as open access-publishing. We can also be called on for educational purposes and informational meetings.
What is DiVA and what is the purpose of an electronic archive such as DiVA?
DiVA is a publication system, digital archive and search service for research publications and student essays. Since 2005, it has been obligatory for researchers and employees to register their publications in the university electronic archive.
- is a platform for Dalarna University’s publication
- provides long-term storage for university publications and affords secure access to these
- is used for publication lists on subject-specific webpages
- is used as a base for allocation of funds and statistical analyses
- directs Dalarna University publications to other databases and search services
DiVA will be up and running on april 27 and will be working fully approximately one week after this. We would be greatful if you could report any eventual problems to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kurt Byström, email@example.com, tel 8177