News From the Community
In celebration of the 10th birthday of the EPrints repository software and Open Access Week (18-24 October 2010), EPrints has issued the Open Access Week mandate Adoption Challenge. All institutions, departments and funders proposing or announcing new Open Access mandates are invited to register them in ROARMAP for Open Access Week.
The daily tallies are reported below, starting from 11 October.
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (adopted instittional mandate)
Gustav Adolphus College Library
Teesside University, UK (adopted institutional mandate)
University of Westminster, UK (adopted thesis mandate)
INRA, France (adopted institutional mandate)
North Melbourne Insitute of TAFE, Australia (proposed departmental mandate)
Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis Library (adopted departmental mandate)
Arizona State University Libraries, USA (proposed departmental mandate)
Total existing mandates:
5 February 2010, Stockholm & Lund:Co-Action Publishing and Lund University
Libraries Main Office are pleased to announce the launch of the Online Guide to Open Access Journals
Publishing at http://www.doaj.org/bpguide.
The online guide is directed to small independent teams and provides practical information on planning, setting up, launching, publishing and managing an open access scholarly journal. Users can take advantage of additional resources in the form of links to related information, samples of applied practices and downloadable tools that can be adapted. The guide seeks to be interactive, allowing users to share their own best practices, tips and suggestions through a comment field.
Although the guide contains some information that is specific to the Nordic region, most of its content can be applied internationally.
Development of the Online Guide to Open Access Journals Publishing was generously supported by the Swedish National
Library and the technical solution was supported by Nordbib.
Questions about the guide can be directed to Caroline.Sutton@co-action.net
Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
Publisher, Digital Scholarship
To celebrate Open Access Week, Digital Scholarship
(http://digital-scholarship.org/)is releasing version one of
the Institutional Repository Bibliography. This bibliography
presents over 620 selected English-language articles, books,
and other scholarly textual sources that are useful in
understanding institutional repositories. Although
institutional repositories intersect with a number of open
access and scholarly communication topics, this bibliography
only includes works that are primarily about institutional
Most sources have been published between 2000 and the
present; however, a limited number of key sources published
prior to 2000 are also included. Where possible, links are
provided to e-prints in disciplinary archives and
Table of Contents
2 Country and Regional Institutional Repository Surveys
3 Multiple-Institution Repositories
4 Specific Institutional Repositories
5 Institutional Repository Digital Preservation Issues
6 Institutional Repository Library Issues
7 Institutional Repository Metadata Issues
8 Institutional Repository Open Access Policies
9 Institutional Repository R&D Projects
10 Institutional Repository Research Studies
11 Institutional Repository Software
Appendix A. About the Author