What is Minerva?

" Minerva " is an over arching term that refers to a collection of services supported by innovative tools & systems to support the research publication collections process and the discovery of Melbourne's collective research output in a more seamless and visible manner.

What makes up these tools and services?

Minerva Access

Minerva Access is the new Institutional Repository of the University of Melbourne powered by a technology called Dspace.  It replaces UMER (University of Melbourne eprints). Scholarly works and research output created by University staff and students deposited into Minerva Access will be available to a global audience through directly searching the repository or via search engines like Google and Google Scholar maximizing the visibility of this content or if relevant metadata of non available content.

Minerva Elements is the publications collection and management system and is powered by a technology called Symplectic.  It replaces Themis Publications and is the means for depositing publications into Minerva Access for staff. Elements provides an enhanced interface for users and reduces the amount of manual record creation required.