On May 14, 2014, we previewed a pilot version of the repository to a small group of internal stakeholders. While the repository is scoped for completion at the end of the PRTLI 5 project period (September 2015), we decided instead to plan a series of earlier staged launches, in order to better incorporate user feedback.

The pilot version of DRI has 18 collections from 15 different institutions, and includes text, image, and audio file formats. Functionality exists for general searching, faceted searching, browsing collections or objects, downloading metadata in XML or exporting to Endnote, and more. Plans are underway for a public launch in the fall or winter of 2014, with increased collections, new formats, and expanded user tools. 

Interested in a sneak preview? Take a look at the screencast below: