Tuesday, July 28, 2009

University of Leicester adopts OA mandate

The University of Leciester, UK, following a decision ratified by Senate on 27 May 2009, has joined a growing number of UK institutions, including UCL, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Southampton, in adopting an open access mandate for research publications.

Open access means that a research publication can be freely accessed by anyone using an internet connection.

Academics are now required to submit their research publications to both the open access web-based Leicester Research Archive (LRA) and the internal central research publications database (RED). The LRA includes full text versions of publications where publishers' terms allow it (or the bibliographic reference otherwise); RED includes only bibliographic references.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

McCarthy report now available in UCD Institutional Repository

You may be interested to know that the ‘Report of the Special Group on Public Service Numbers and Expenditure Programmes’ has now been archived in the UCD Institutional Repository. Colm McCarthy is participating in the EU Economists Online project and for completeness sake we have added the report to his list of works. Here is the permanent URL:


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Colm Mccarthy research output can be seen here

An Bord Snip Nua report is out -

Mr Colm McCarthy, School of Economics, University College Dublin, was appointed as
member and Chair of the Special Group - read some of his other research output in the UCD Institutional Repository

NEEO network extends its reach

UCD is a member of the NEEO consortium of top economics faculty in Europe. The group is now extending its reach and recently Columbia joined the group- read about that in this blog entry

Monday, July 6, 2009

Comparative study says benefits of OA outweigh costs

From Peter Suber's OA blog:
For Denmark, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands free access to scholarly materials could offer significant benefits not only to research and higher education but also to society as a whole. This has been calculated by Australian economist Professor John Houghton in studies which have taken place in these three countries on the costs and benefits of scholarly communication. He has now summarised these findings in a report commissioned by Knowledge Exchange, which is a partnership of the IT bodies from Denmark (DEFF), the United Kingdom (JISC), the Netherlands (SURFfoundation) and Germany (DFG). ...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

No OA impact advantage seen in ophthalmology

Peter Suber blog reports on V.C. Lansingh and M.J. Carter, Does Open Access in Ophthalmology Affect How Articles are Subsequently Cited in Research? Ophthalmology, June 20, 2009.

CONCLUSIONS: Unlike other fields of science, open access thus far has not affected how ophthalmology articles are cited in the literature.