Monthly Archives: July 2011

Claire Bundy joins DCAT

Claire Bundy, Open Repository Specialist, is the second member of the Open Repository Team to become a member of the DSpace Community Advisory Team (DCAT). Our service is a long-standing registered service provider for DuraSpace, and this further shows Open Repository’s commitment to helping to advance the DSpace software and developing resources/tools for DSpace users…. Read more »


University of Bedfordshire adopts Open Repository

Open Repository is pleased to announce the University of Bedfordshire as a new customer, and welcome them into the OR community. The University of Bedfordshire is the largest higher education institution in the county and has gained national recognition for its achievements in widening participation and teaching. The university has also established eight research institutes,… Read more »


European Consultation on Scientific Information in the digital age

The European Commission (EC) has announced a consultation on ‘scientific information in the digital age’. The consultation is running until 9th September 2011 so if you’re as interested in open access and open data as we are then the EC wants to hear your opinion on the following issues:  how scientific articles could become more accessible to researchers and society at large  how… Read more »

Open Access Publishing

Women in science: access is crucial

  Figure 1: Women as a share of total science researchers in 2007 or latest available year. Calculations based on head counts (HC) of full-time equivalents (FTEs).  Shocking statistics, recently released by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), have uncovered a grossly under-developed scientific resource lying in abundance within the arms of each low-income nation:… Read more »

Developing World Publishing

Building maps of disease biology; Open Network Biology is now accepting submissions

“The failure of biology to identify the molecular causes of disease has led to disappointment in the rate of development of new medicines.” Derry et al. in Nature Precedings Understanding the complex interactions that underlie human disease is key to developing better targets for new drug discoveries and more personalized healthcare for patients. With the… Read more »

Biology Publishing

Open Access Africa: 2011 initiatives

BioMed Central, the open access publisher, believes that the facilitation of scientific and medical information flow plays an important role in future international social and scientific development. Removing restrictive journal subscription fees challenges inequalities regarding the access to and use of high-quality scientific resources and increases the visibility and impact of research published from low-income… Read more »

Developing World Open Access