The University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) Library administers eVols at UHM. The Library provides a range of services to eVols Communities.
eVols Basic Service includes:
Core Services - providing a fully functional system where eVols Community members can submit, preserve, and access items in eVols.
Management Services - providing ongoing support for eVols Communities, responding to customer inquiries, and supplying system monitoring, back-up, and recovery.
eVols Premium Services may be offered at a later date on a fee-for-service basis.
eVols offers faculty and researchers a flexible, easy-to-use submission process. Authorized users simply complete a brief submission form and grant permission for eVols to distribute and preserve the work.
Authorized users can:
eVols Communities can use a customized workflow process to control how new submissions are reviewed and approved for a Community's Collections. When we initially set up a eVols Community, we will establish these submission workflows, as well as the reviewer, metadata editor, and coordinator roles for each Community.
Reviewers, metadata editors, and coordinators can:
Core Repository Services
eVols provides storage and preservation management services to ensure the longevity of deposited materials. Users should be assured that content submitted in supported formats will be accessible even when the original application in which it was created is obsolete and the means to access it are inoperable.
Note that UHM faculty, researchers, departments, labs, and centers do not have to download or run eVols on their servers. The UHM Library runs and maintains the eVols servers for all UHM Communities. Users use a web-based interface to save, search, and store data in eVols.
For each submission to a eVols Collection, eVols:
Core Repository Quotas
The UHM Library determines a Community's initial storage quotas based on the size of the eVols Community. Thereafter, the quotas will be reviewed on an annual basis, at which time UHM Library reserves the right to alter the quotas as dictated by demand and resource availability. Communities with greater storage needs will need to contact eVols administration at email@example.com.
Here is the current storage allocation for eVols Communities:
|Number of Submitters||<50||51 - 149||>150|
|Number of Documents per Year||300||600||1000|
|Average File Size||1 MB||1 MB||1 MB|
|Annual Storage Limit||300 MB||600 MB||1000 MB|
|Total Storage After 5 years||1.5 GB||3.0 GB||5.0 GB|
Community Management Services
The UHM Library provides services to help faculty and researchers manage their Communities in eVols. These services include consulting and applied services tailored to each eVols Community. Library staff will provide guidance in developing a Community or Collection's workflow process, metadata requirements, and distribution policies, as well as launching a custom eVols Community homepage. A standard set of online reports will also be made available to each Community to help manage its Collections.
The UHM Library will manage all aspects of the Community set-up process, including:
End-User Support Services
See the eVols FAQ page for answers to routine eVols support questions.
If you're a UHM researcher who wants support information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
System Management Services
The UHM Library provides back-office support for eVols, working to ensure optimal system performance and high availability. Library staff offer a comprehensive set of technical services for eVols system operations, including:
Contact your Community's eVols administrator or write email@example.com if you have questions about eVols.
Appreciation is given to the University of Oregon and Massachusetts Institute of Technology for providing some of the information on these pages.