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Open Repository is pleased to announce that the University of Bedfordshire has chosen our hosted DSpace repository solution to meet their open access needs. Read more here.
Open Repository has been very busy over the past few months. At ALA 2011, a successful workshop was hosted entitled ‘A comprehensive approach to open access’, which discussed the growing role of institutional repositories and how BioMed Central and Open Repository can help institutions meet their open access needs. The slides are now available to view here.
Open Repositories 2011
Michael Guthrie presented a well-received poster at OR11 titled ‘Methods of Populating BibApp Researcher Pages'. It demonstrated how BibApp researcher pages are populated currently and served as a discussion point for conference attendees to consider other methods of populating BibApp, including from a repository. View the poster here and read our blog about the Developer Challenge.
RSP Software Conference & Exhibition
Open Repository also exhibited at the RSP’s Repositories and CRIS event in Nottingham. It looked at the interaction of repositories and CRIS systems, particularly for the REF in the UK. Read more about the event here.
Additionally, Natalia Timiraos presented at QQML 2011 in May in Greece. ‘An Institutional Response to the Evolvement of Open Access’ discussed how an institution can support open access, comply with open access mandates and set up an institutional repository.
Artur Konczak has recently joined the Open Repository development team as a lead developer. He brings over 4 years of experience in software development and a passion for DSpace and repository solutions powered by it. Artur’s skills of producing quality software and rapid delivery are a vital asset to the team.
DSpace Community Advisory Team (DCAT). As a registered service provider for DuraSpace, this further shows Open Repository’s commitment to helping to advance the DSpace software and developing resources/tools for DSpace users. Read our blog for more information.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council adopts open access mandate
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) recently announced that it has agreed to mandate open access publications. EPSRC now requires authors to comply with this mandate and ensure that all EPSRC-sponsored research submitted for publication on or after 1st September 2011, must be available on an open access basis through any appropriate publication.
Washington University Faculty Senate to adopt open access resolution
The Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) Faculty Senate adopted an open access resolution encouraging faculty members to make their scholarly work freely available online, in May 2011. The resolution encourages faculty to publish their research in open access journals, to help facilitate the broader dissemination of research findings to the general public.
Open Access coalition formed by 22 academic institutions
Your institution can help support open access in scholarly publishing through joining the BioMed Central Membership Program.
Open Repository will be exhibiting at:
Österreichischen Bibliothekartag 2011
October 18-21 Innsbruck, Austria Stand #1.OG42
Sigma Theta Tau International’s Biennial Convention Oct 29 – Nov 3, 2011 Texas, USA Stand #509
We will also be presenting at:
Internet Librarian Conference 2011
October 28, 2011, 14.30-15.15 London, UK
Contact us to arrange a meeting.
New interactive open access map
The digital preservation of institutional repositories at research libraries
2011 ranking of web repositories
OpenDOAR reaches its 2000th repository
UCF Libraries institutional survey results
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