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Open Respository Newsletter September 2011

New Customer: University of Bedfordshire
On Location
Team News
Second Open Repository DCAT member
Open Access News
Upcoming Conferences
Repository News
New Customer: University of Bedfordshire
University of Bedfordshire

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.


On Location


ALA 2011


ALA 2011

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

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 Repositories 2011

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.



QQML 2011

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.


Team News
Artur Konczak

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.


Second Open Repository DCAT member

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Open Repository Specialist, is the second member of the Open Repository team to become a member of the 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.


Open Access News


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


The University of Kansas recently announced that it has spearheaded the formation of a 22-member Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI), including Harvard University, Columbia University and Duke University. COAPI intends to "collaborate and share open access implementation strategies", as well as advocating nationally for open access institutions.

Your institution can help support open access in scholarly publishing through joining the BioMed Central Membership Program.


Upcoming Conferences


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.


Repository News


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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