Monthly Archives: September 2010

Repository Transfer from EPrints to Open Repository

Any institution with an EPrints repository can now move over to Open Repository with ease and convenience. The University of Arizona made the decision last year to move their Digital Library of Information Science & Technology repository from EPrints to Open Repository. Our experienced development team planned the transfer to minimise the inconvenience to the… Read more »


BioMed Central vs Nature – the aftermath

On a slightly wet and windy Wednesday afternoon in London,  40+ BioMed Central and Nature Publishing Group employees converged on Regent’s Canal to battle it out in a 10km run. Both teams did exceedingly well, with the majority of BioMed Central’s 18 runners coming in in under an hour. Congratulations to our HR Manager, Tom… Read more »


Anglia Ruskin Launch their ARRO Open Access Repository

Anglia Ruskin University are one of the largest universities in the East of England, educating over 25,000 students including those in part-time education. They are one of the most significant suppliers of nurses and teachers to the professions, offering an ever-expanding range of contemporary courses designed to meet the needs of the individual and the… Read more »


Open Access Africa

In partnership with Computer Aid International, BioMed Central will be hosting a two-day conference on open access publishing at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya, from 10-11 November 2010.   Open access to the results of scientific and medical research has potential to play an important role in international development, and this conference will discuss the benefits of open access publishing in an African context, from the perspective of… Read more »

Developing World Publishing

BMC Research Notes – adding value to your data

Support for scientific data sharing is gathering more and more support in 2010, so rather than “why share data?” the question now is “how?”. Making data available in readily interpretable formats is vital to realising its value in driving new knowledge discovery, and BMC Research Notes today launches a new initiative aimed at promoting best… Read more »