Posts by Emma Hedington

Open Repository and the Health Services Executive Release the HSE Survey Results


In 2009, Open Repository, a repository service from the open access publisher BioMed Central, partnered with the Health Services Executive (HSE) of Ireland, to provide the HSE’s repository service, LENUS.

LENUS is an open access Irish Health Repository, which stores theses and journal articles published by Health Services Executive, the former regional Health Boards, and HSE affiliated publications. To date the repository holds more than 13,000 items.

Open Repository and the HSE recently conducted a joint survey with their authors and researchers on the usage of LENUS to elicit information about who is using it, reasons for usage and how, in practice, they are using the …

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The Finch Report: developing the role of repositories


As you may already be aware, Dame Janet Finch CBE recently released the Working Group on Expanding Access to Published Research Findings report ‘Accessibility, sustainability, excellence: how to expand access to research publications’, otherwise known as the Finch Report.

Open Repository is delighted that the report recognizes the role that open access plays in publishing, and the call for the further development of repositories in the academic arena in the future. The following outlines the report findings, and how we can help your institution support the green route to open access.

Developing the role of repositories in the UK

Whilst communicating research findings through journals and other …

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Open Repository attends ALA Annual 2012


The ALA Annual
(ALA) was as lively as ever for the BioMed Central and Open Repository team. Stationed in a
booth next to the Springer stand, Bob Schatz (North American Sales Manager) and
Sana Mulla (Marketing Executive) welcomed a steady stream of attendees, some
from existing BioMed Central Member
and others from interested parties.

On Saturday during the conference, a successful Open
Repository workshop was held representing libraries on four continents, which
provided attendees with a comprehensive overview
and analysis …

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