06 May 2009

 
Open Respository Newsletter
 
 
 

In this issue...

Training and support from Open Repository
Archiving news: New Norwegian open access mandate
Latest repository news
ACRL repository workshop
BioMed Central has moved - update your records
Dates for your diary

 

Training and support from Open Repository

Open Repository offers many additional support features as part of its service, including full training and continued customer service support to enable administrators to get on with the important business of filling and running their repositories.

In recent months Joanna Drakes, Open Repository Service Manager, has been out visiting many of our existing clients conducting training sessions, highlighting how different organizations are using repositories, the benefits of having one and future developments and features to look out for later in the year. These sessions are a fantastic way for our clients to keep up-to-date with the latest repository features as well as a great opportunity for us to understand the various ways in which organizations are using their repositories and how they intend to develop them in the future.

As a customer on the 'enhanced' Open Repository service you are entitled to one such session as part of your set up fee however follow up training sessions and similar support is always available for a small consultation fee.

If you would like to find out more about these sessions and how they could help you to make the most of your repository, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Archiving news: Two new open access mandates

The open access movement recently gained further support with two new organizations adopting open access mandates; the Research Council of Norway and the newly integrated Canadian Cancer Society.

The Research Council of Norway now states that scholarly articles resulting from research funding, must be made freely available through self-archiving if not in conflict with author or publisher copyright agreements. The mandate concludes that open access archiving constitutes the best solution for the access to research.

The Canadian Cancer Society's open access policy (effective July 2009) also stipulates that research supported in whole or in part through the Society be made publicly available in archives such as PubMed Central, via host institution websites, and/or in open access journals.

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Latest repository news

Many organizations have chosen to partner with Open Repository to showcase their research findings this year and we are currently running pilot repositories for the following organizations:

Library Service South Bank University, England (London)
College of Nursing, England (London)
Christie Hospital, England (London)
AquaShare, Mozambique (Maputo)

If you are interested in finding out more about how Open Repository could set up a FREE pilot repository for your organization email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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ACRL repository workshop

BioMed Central recently hosted a repository workshop at the ACRL conference in Seattle entitled Developing A Repository: The Library's Journey.

The workshop focused on developments in the open access movement and the consequent need for institutions to have their own institutional repository. This was followed by a case study on the journey that a library takes in developing and implementing a repository to their institution.

The slides from this presentation are available to download but if you would like any further information about how Open Repository can help your organization implement a repository solution please do not hesitate to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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BioMed Central has moved - update your records

BioMed Central has recently moved into a new office and as such our address and telephone numbers have changed.  Please make sure you update your contact details for us to the following:

BioMed Central
Floor 6, 236 Gray's Inn Road,
London WC1X 8HL UK

T: +44 20 3192 2009
F: +44 20 3192 2010
BioMed Central has moved - update your records
 
Open Repository contact numbers:
Claire Bundy
Open Repository Sales Executive
T: +44 20 3192 2218

Michael Guthrie
Manager, Open Repository Service
T: +44 20 3192 2189

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Dates for your diary

Open Repository will be exhibiting at the following upcoming events:

MLA
Hawaii, US
15-20 May
Booth: 1017

Open Repositories 09
Atlanta, US
18-21 May
EAHIL
Dublin, Ireland
2-5 June

OAI6
Geneva, Switzerland
17-19 June

If you are attending any of these shows and would like to arrange a meeting please do not hesitate to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Alternatively if you are organizing an event and would be interested in receiving any Open Repository promotional material then please contact our This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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