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 (, 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:

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

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