Friday, August 22, 2008

Ireland's Higher Education Authority has adopted an OA mandate

Here's some more good news on the Green OA Archiving front: Ireland's HigherEducation Authority has adopted an OA mandate 'in keeping with the recommendations of the European Research Advisory Board (EURAB) Policy inrelation to scientific publication'.'

Following a very supportive public consultation process' earlier this year (http://www.hea.ie/en/node/1154), the HEA mandate came into effect on June 30th2008.

It covers all research funded by the HEA (in whole or in part) whichincludes the Programme for Research in Third-Level Institutions ( PRTLI) andthe Programme of Strategic Cooperation between Irish Aid and Higher Educationand Research Institutes 2007-2011, amongst other very significant nationalfunding initiatives.The text of the mandate is available at this link: http://www.hea.ie/files/files/file/Open%20Access%20pdf_.pdf

Friday, August 15, 2008

Campus Open Access Policies: The Harvard Experience and How to Get There

Some keynote speaker videos concerning the efforts at Harvard to broaden access to their scholarly outputs via a mandate.

View other mandates at http://www.eprints.org/openaccess/policysignup/

UCD Institutional Repository gains full time manager

We are pleased to inform you that we now have a full time IR manager, Joseph Greene, who has been seconded for 2 years to take forward developments on the university full text research repository.

All queries on this can be sent to joseph.greene@ucd.ie