Open Repository recently hosted a repository workshop at the American Library Association Conference 2010 in Washington D.C., titled Developing A Repository: The Library’s Journey.
The workshop discussed the history of institutional repositories, developments in the open access movement and the growing need for organizations to have their own institutional repository. A case study of a library’s journey in developing and implementing a repository was also included.
The slides from this presentation are now available to view online. If you would like any further information about how Open Repository can help your organization implement a repository solution, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
At the recent ‘Repositories and the Cloud’ event held at The Magic Circle in London on 23rd February 2010, I was interviewed by Adrian Stevenson of UKOLN:
More interviews are at http://www.viddler.com/explore/ukoln/videos/
Slides and videos of the presentations can be seen at http://www.eduserv.org.uk/events/repcloud.
Usage statistics have been a major topic of discussion for institutional repositories for some time. And last year, a survey of DSpace repository administrators put enhanced statistics as their most desired feature for the next release of DSpace.
Google Analytics provides a great interface and many advanced features for seeing the overall activity for the repository, and as such, we have offered a Google Analytics account alongside the repository – enhanced to record file downloads that would otherwise be missed. However, it’s not always easy to see how this relates to an individual item or file, or it’s relevance in the context of a collection or community.
Now, with the release of an API for Google Analytics, we are able to provide …
Nobel Prize-winning scientists urge Congress to act to ensure free online access to federally funded research results
Published Nov 10, 2009
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November 10, 2009
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Washington, DC – “For America to obtain an optimal return on our
investment in science, publicly funded research must be shared as
broadly as possible,” is the message that forty one Nobel Prize-winning
scientists in medicine, physics, and chemistry gave to Congress in an
open letter delivered yesterday. The letter marks the fourth time in
five years that leading scientists have called on Congress to ensure
free, timely access to the results of federally funded research – this
time asking leaders …
Open Repository recently hosted a repository workshop at the Museums Association conferencein London entitled Digital Asset Management for Museum Collections.
Museums Association conference workshop slides
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust> has a rich heritage as one of Europe’s leading centers in the field of oncology and its related sciences, publishing 350 peer-reviewed papers a year and with over 9000 papers indexed in Medline.
The launch of this repository will enable The Christie NHS Foundation Trust to capture and showcase the organizations research and provide a centrally located search-able index for this information.
Also Cancer Research UK, one of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust’s, main funding bodies is a supporter of open access publishing so the launch of the repository means many grant holders will now be able to deposit directly into the repository to meet funding requirements.
If you would like to find out …
Open Repository is happy to announce a new case study on the OpenRepository.com website for the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE).
This as the Irish Times publishes an Article on Open Access: "The Government funded new OA archives at Irish universities while simultaneously requiring Government-funded research to end up in them. Suber would like to see more countries adopt
the Irish model. “Ireland is ahead of the world,” he says. The Irish model spurs progress beyond its own
borders, just as it takes in research from OA journals everywhere. For Suber that’s the point. “All of us benefit, because researchers benefit directly.”
Graham and Michael attended the 2nd Repository Fringe in Edinburgh, July 30th and 31st. It was a great opportunity to meet and discuss all things repository with fellow developers, administrators and users of repositories, with delegates coming from all over the UK and some from further afield. An excellent wrapup of the event can be browsed by going to the JISC Datashare blog. The Closing Plenary by Clifford Lynch, Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) is especially noteworthy, though there are many very interesting aspects of the conference documented on the site. The Twitter thread can be searched using the #rf09 hash tag.
Open Repository recently sponsored and attended OAI6 conference, CERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication, organised and hosted by the University of Geneva and CERN, last week June 17th to the 19th. The city of Geneva and the Alps were certainly a magnificent backdrop for the lofty ideas that were being generated by the 236 delegates attending from all over the world.
The delegates consisted of repository managers, developers, and representatives from the Open Access community and there great networking opportunities, both informal and planned events, one notably taking place at CERN, the site of the Large Hadron Collider, and the setting for the opening sequences in …
Wilfrid Laurier University adopts Open Repository and BioMed Central Membership
Open access movement gains ground in North America
BioMed Central and Wilfrid Laurier University today announce the
launch of Laurier IR, an institutional repository that provides a
visible point of open access archiving of intellectual output for all
members of the University community. Read more on the site…