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Open Access and COVID-19

With St Andrews academics, support staff, and students now working off-campus, free and immediate access to scholarly literature online has never been more relevant to our community. Put simply, our homes have become proxies for labs, offices, classrooms, and of course the Library too. “COVID-19 highlights why all research articles should be published Open Access”…

26 March 2020News Open access

We now have over 17,000 items in the repository!

The St Andrews Research Repository has now passed 17,000 items! Of this number there are over 5200 theses, and almost 10,000 journal articles. The Repository contains research publications by St Andrews researchers, as well as material and publications affiliated to the University and arising from specific projects. Content includes electronic theses, journal articles, conference proceedings,…

23 August 2019

Charlie Chaplin and Pixar’s WALL-E

It’s Charlie Chaplin’s birthday! So we are highlighting an article in our institutional repository that focuses on the slapstick comedy tradition of the silent era and specifically how the themes of Fordism and industrialisation are also reflected in the 2008 Pixar film WALL-E. Charlie Chaplin. Publicity photo from Modern Times. Public Domain. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chaplin_-_Modern_Times.jpg In the…

16 April 2019Open access

16,000 items now in St Andrews Research Repository

Today the St Andrews Research Repository reached another Milestone – 16,000 items! The 16,000th item was: ‘Of decolonial imaginings in Black Panther‘, by Muneerah Razak. ‘Of decolonial imaginings in Black Panther’ was recently published in the student led journal The St Andrews Africa Summit Review (Otherwise called The SAASUM Review), which is published on the…

20 March 2019OJS

Breaking free – out of embargo

The route to Open Access can be surprisingly long and winding. In this last post for Open Access Week 2018 we look at some examples of publications that are now freely available to all from our repository – in most cases a year or more after first publication. Why wait to make these articles open…

26 October 2018

St Andrews Research Repository reaches 1 million downloads!

The University Library has been celebrating this week as the University’s research repository reaches over 1 million downloads! This enviable download figure is derived from IRUS-UK – a statistics service for UK repositories that provides accurate, consistent, and comparable usage data. We’ve only been tracking IRUS downloads since January 2014 too, so the actual download…

4 May 2018

Repository storms past 12000 items with Open Access article about space weather

The Library effort to make research papers Open Access continues and this week we passed the 12000 item milestone.  Thanks to our colleague Kirsty Knowles the 12000th item deposited is a paper about modelling space weather. A new technique for observationally derived boundary conditions for space weather is published in Journal of Space Weather and…

4 May 2018Open access

Repository reaches 11000 items in record time

Five months since we announced the 10,000th item in the St Andrews Research Repository the team is amazed to already be reporting the 11,000th milestone has been reached, just in time for Christmas. The item is a thesis – John Buchan (1875-1940): a reassessment of his Christian faith and practice by Rev. David Weekes http://hdl.handle.net/10023/12259.…

8 December 2017Open access