Coimbra University and 4Science are pleased to announce that the new ESTUDO GERAL, built upon DSpace-CRIS, is online (

Estudo Geral is the name of the Digital Repository for the research outputs of the University of Coimbra and intends to provide access to the digital scientific assets from authors of the University of Coimbra (master’s degree and PhD thesis, scientific articles, etc.). Estudo Geral will also include special digital content for handicapped students.
The repository was first implemented with DSpace and became operational in June 2008.
The update of Estudo Geral is the first part of a project that will also migrate University of Coimbra’s Digital Library to DSpace-GLAM.
The choice of DSpace-CRIS/GLAM for the new version of the Repository was driven by the need of a new approach that could manage any type of digital object. Hence, the DSpace-CRIS/GLAM architecture and the add-ons available to support digital libraries make it a natural first choice for platforms to support digital libraries, institutional repositories and manage research information.