International Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computing

GEC 2015: Genetic and Evolutionary Computing pp 395-403 | Cite as

Development and Deployment of the Open Access Repository and Its Application to the Open Educational Recourses

  • Kazutsuna YamajiEmail author
  • Toshihiro Aoyama
  • Masako Furukawa
  • Tsuneo Yamada
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 388)


Worldwide activities on open access have triggered many universities to operate institutional repositories (IRs). The National Institute of Informatics (NII) has led a Japanese IR project since 2014 and, developing homegrown repository software named WEKO as a module for the content management system NetCommons (NC). Concepts of WEKO are “High Functionality”, “Easy” and “As you like”. WEKO has almost all functionalities you need as a repository system, and these can be customized and operated by browser. In addition, not only the repository functions but also variety of add-on can be utilized for designing your own web page. More than 250 universities in Japan are now operating WEKO as their IR. Since the WEKO has multilingual functionality, some of the Malaysian university has decided to employ it. In this paper, we summarize the repository related activity in Japan and point out the possible collaboration between open educational and repository.


Open access Open science Institutional repository Cloud computing Open educational resources 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kazutsuna Yamaji
    • 1
    Email author
  • Toshihiro Aoyama
    • 2
  • Masako Furukawa
    • 1
  • Tsuneo Yamada
    • 3
  1. 1.National Institute of InformaticsTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Suzuka National College of TechnologySuzukaJapan
  3. 3.Open University JapanTokyoJapan

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