New functionalities

Your new repository deploys a set of new features as well as a "User oriented" and "responsive design" interface to make the user experience as efficient as it is pleasant.


  • Complete redesign of the site and its contents
  • Modern layout
  • Improved ergonomics (quick and easy handling)
  • Adaptive website (responsive design) according to the reading medium (computer, smartphone, tablet)
  • Contact web form
  • Upgrade to version 6 of Dspace


  • More statistics
  • Putting global statistics into Open data
  • Export possibilities
  • Regular sending of personal statistics to each researcher

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  • Faster search
  • Possibilities for refining and exporting results
  • Indexing of full texts


  • More actions possible directly from the reference (export, quote, share, download, etc.)
  • Possible direct modifications for the UMONS authors of the publication (if identified)
  • Possibility to claim as author of the reference
  • Highlighting full texts


  • Improvement of the OAI-PMH output to continue ORBi's referencing work: taking into account new types of documents, better exposure of documents in open access...More information
  • Compliance OpenAIRE(Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe) metadata (guidelines V4 – 2019)


  • Modern and clean interface
  • More ergonomic navigation
  • Highlighting the actions to be carried out for the depositor on the home screen (signature, validation, finalization, etc.)
  • Easy Proxy Browsing

Deposit of publications

  • More import options: by identifier (DOI), by pdf publisher, via a search…
  • Enrichment of references via external databases (addition of missing information and additional keywords)
  • Help with filing in Open Access and Creative Commons licenses
  • New types of documents: Research notebook / Communication published on a website / Intervention in the media


From ORBi

  • Clearer and shorter emails
  • Possibility to configure in the MyORBi the frequency and the reception of certain types of e-mails

Between UMONS authors

  • Ability to communicate via MyORBi
  • Possibility to claim as author of a reference directly in the detailed display of a reference
  • Improved proxy-to-client communication

Author data

  • Creation of an ORBi author profile
  • Link between ORCID and MyORBi
  • Retrieval of information for former members of UMONS
  • Better affiliate management

Lists of publications

  • Ability to directly modify your list of publications via MyORBi
  • Search bar to easily find a reference in the MyORBi
  • Modernization of the report layout
  • Faster report generation
  • Display of reference lists in a web page (iframe, API)
  • Short URL for a person's posts report
  • More publication citation data: Dimensions, OpenCitations, CrossRef in addition to Scopus citations


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