Monthly Archives: December 2011

University of Derby internally launch their repository

The University of Derby, UK, recently held an event introducing its research department to UDORA, the University’s repository. Philip Plowden, Pro Vice Chancellor for Research, was the main speaker along with the Head of Research, Professor Paul Bridges.  They spoke on the benefits of open access and institutional repositories for the institute, researchers, the library… Read more »


The Global Open Access Portal: A snapshot of open access progress worldwide

The Global Open Access Portal (GOAP), recently launched by UNESCO, offers a current snapshot of the status of open access to scientific information around the world. It is designed to provide the necessary information for policy-makers to learn about the global open access environment and to view their country’s status to understand where and why… Read more »

Developing World Open Access Publishing

Open Repository Releases OpenAthens SP

Open Repository, the enhanced DSpace hosted service from BioMed Central has always worked with institutes to provide LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) to enable access and maintain a distributed directory service for accessing individual repositories.  Directory services provide an organized set of records, often with a hierarchical structure, enabling the need for a ‘Single Sign-On’… Read more »