The Malaysian Insurance Institute wanted a software solution for managing and sharing various media types for items like weekly news, books, journal articles,etc. Our goal was to make this happen by installing EPrints on their cloud as their digital repository software, and customizing the systems outlook as per their needs.
MII wanted new features, better accessibility, an improved review process, user login through existing university credentials, improved security, and integration with EBSCO.
We customised a newly set up EPrints system, maintained the previous workflow, safely migrated all the data, added new features, and upgraded the security.
Even though EPrints offered a statistics plugin by default, we customized it to the client’s reporting requirements. This resulted in more time being utilized to get the plugin installed and modified.
This project was a cloud setup, and not on premise. That's why we installed EPrints on an Apache web server, and used MariaDB as the database solution due to the size of the project. Since EPrints is written in Perl, we set the library to Perl by installing Perl modules.
Once we set up the cloud environment, the next step was to download the latest stable EPrints system source code, compiled it, and set up the mail server.
The new system had to look and feel like an integral part of the Malaysian Insurance Institute's brand. We customized the EPrints UI to reflect their brand's guidelines, and visual style.