Monthly Archives: April 2009

ACRL Conference 2009

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… Read more »


BioMed Central pedals for pounds – week 3

                                                       This week we caught up with our Cycle Chile team to see how they’re getting along with their training. With 21 weeks to go, our team members are starting to come to grips with the steep hills involved in the ride. Don’t forget you can help our team… Read more »


Open access research celebrated at BioMed Central's Research Awards ceremony

The winners of BioMed Central’s 3rd Annual Research Awards were announced at an awards ceremony at London’s Barbican Centre last week. The event was attended by shortlisted authors, eminent researchers from around the world, open access advocates and science journalists. The Awards celebrate the best medical and biological research published in any of BioMed Central’s… Read more »

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BioMed Central pedals for pounds

                As part of BioMed Central’s pledge to raise £10,760 for the Kenyatta University  programme, four of our own editorial team members will be taking on the Cycle Chile  Challenge. In late September, Ruth, Matt, Helen and Joe (pictured) will embark on an off-the-beaten track adventure in Patagonia, covering 375km of wilderness, including giant glaciers, volcanic… Read more »


Universities UK/Research Information Network report recommends creation of central instititutional funds to cover open access publication charges

A new report released on 27th March 2009 by Universities UK and the Research Information Network, delivers an important set of recommendations aiming to ensure best practice at UK higher education institutions (HEIs) in relation to the payment of open access publication fees. The UUK/RIN working group included representatives from universities, research funders, publishers and… Read more »

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