WHOAS Repository Services
The mission of the Woods Hole Open Access Server, WHOAS is to capture, store, preserve, and redistribute the intellectual output of the Woods Hole scientific community in digital form. WHOAS, an institutional repository (IR), is managed by the MBLWHOI Library as a service to the Woods Hole scientific community. Go to WHOAS
WHOAS is supported by the MBLWHOI Library. The IR is administered by a Repository Manager. In-house technical support is provided by a Senior Automation Services Officer.
The software platform of WHOAS is DSpace, an open source system developed jointly by MIT Libraries and Hewlett-Packard (HP). The Library contracts with an outside vendor for DSpace upgrades and customization. Learn more about DSpace.
All Items in WHOAS are protected by original copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. WHOAS also supports the use of the Creative Commons licenses for original content. Learn more about managing copyright to your work.
Scholarly or research oriented work produced, submitted, or sponsored by the Woods Hole scientific community; work that is complete and ready for "publication", articles, books, and book chapters that have already been published, theses/dissertations, conference and workshop presentations, data sets, images, etc., in a variety of formats, assuming the author has or can acquire the appropriate copyright permissions.
Content can be submitted for inclusion in WHOAS by the author, or their designated representative, through the WHOAS user interface [requires registration.] In addition, on behalf of authors, MBLWHOI Library staff will ingest content. If you are a client of the Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO), BCO-DMO will make WHOAS submissions and acquire DOIs on your behalf. Contact info [at] bco-dmo [dot] org
WHOAS has the ability to implement simple and scalable backup and restore procedures. Curation tasks include profile bitstream formats, check for required metadata and check item links in metadata.
The Library expects to provide support for as many file formats as possible. Items stored in WHOAS are preserved as is through data management and digital preservation. The proprietary nature of many file types makes it impossible to make guarantees.
When a file is uploaded to WHOAS, one of the following categories is noted:
- Supported:Format is fully supported; "make usable in the future, using whatever combination of techniques (such as migration, emulation, etc.) is appropriate given the context of need."
- Known:Format is recognized, but full support is not guaranteed; we hope to accommodate needs as they arise.
- Unsupported:Format is not recognized.
For more information, please contact the WHOAS Project Manager: whoas [at] whoi [dot] edu (subject: About%20WHOAS)