A mandate for Open Access: The University of Liège (ULg) and ULg Library

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

The University of Liège has an exemplary Open Access mandate. It inspired a unique collaboration among researchers, university management and library. In this guest post, François Renaville, systems librarian at the ULg Library, explains how. ULg's institutional repository ORBi is indexed in Primo Central. For more information about institutional repositories ...

CORE: Three Access Levels to Underpin Open Access

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

The last 10 years have seen a massive increase in the amount of Open Access publications in journals and institutional repositories. The open availability of large volumes of state-of-the-art knowledge online has the potential to provide huge savings and benefits in many fields. However, in order to fully leverage this ...

Is the Web just a faster horse?

Monday, November 5th, 2012

"On Monday the Duke Libraries celebrated Open Access week with a talk by Jason Priem that was ostensibly about alternative metrics for measuring scholarly impact – so-called AltMetrics. Jason is a Ph.D. student at the University of North Carolina School of Library and Information Science, a co-author of the ...

Asia-Pacific perspectives on the impact of open access on librarians

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Commentary from librarians in the Asia-Pacific region on the impact of open access :- To complement the previous post on SwetsBlog about open access (OA) and its actual and potential impact on librarians, we also asked some librarians in the Asia-Pacific region for their thoughts. We had comments from three librarians ...

Trust in Digital Preservation: A European Framework for Audit and Certification of Digital Repositories

Monday, September 24th, 2012

New Report From APARSEN (Alliance Permanent Access to the Records of Science in Europe Network). Trust is fundamental to the working of society – in particular when it comes to unfamiliar digitally encoded information, especially when it has passed through several hands over a long period of ...

Wageningen University repository

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

http://library.wur.nl/way What is it? Wageningen is a Dutch university with a specific focus on the life sciences and “healthy food and the living environment”. It is also home to a groundbreakingly comprehensive institutional repository, Wageningen Yield, that covers not only all the scientific output of the university but also collects grey literature ...

Are Institutional Repositories Doing Their Job?

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Scholarly communication librarians (and our colleagues) often tout institutional repositories as the best place for authors to keep their work safe and accessible. Yet, more than 4 years after the publication of Dorothea Salo’s infamous article, “Innkeeper at the Roach Motel,” another former librarian is pointing out that while work ...

Webometrics Institutional Repository Ranking July 2012

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Last month, the CSIC Cybermetrics Lab (Spain) published its Top Institutional Repositories Ranking. In total, 1440 institutional repositories were ranked. It is worth mentioning that there are very few requirements in order to get your repository added to the ranking. For starters, inclusion is free of charge. The most important ...

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Institutional Repositories Webinar Recording Now Available

Monday, August 27th, 2012

This webinar provided SEO techniques for improving the indexing ratios of institutional repositories in Google Scholar. More emphasis is being placed on assessment and measurement of university outputs. Institutional repositories have the potential to increase citation rates of authors which, in turn, can affect university rankings. However, the possibility of doing ...

The Finch Report: developing the role of repositories

Monday, August 13th, 2012

As you may already be aware, Dame Janet Finch CBE recently released the Working Group on Expanding Access to Published Research Findings report ‘Accessibility, sustainability, excellence: how to expand access to research publications’, otherwise known as the Finch Report. Open Repository is delighted that the report recognizes the role that ...