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Discovering open access repository contents

Our Library e-resources blog recently described how you can now find full text resources from OAIster through our Discovery Service SEEKER. See the full details in this post. OAIster harvests records from worldwide…

HEFCE and RCUK agree on need for Open Access strategy

The Times Higher Education has reported that “Research Councils UK and the Higher Education Funding Council for England have agreed to work together to advance the transition to open-access publishing of research”. The…

St Andrews researchers – we want your views on OA

Unlocking attitudes to Open Access Survey We are launching a survey to find out what you think about Open Access and how you use the University’s digital repository. This is part of a national initiative to create a…

New look for Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) has launched a new interface. It is now even easier to navigate around DOAJ to find open access journals and related information. The ‘About‘ section gives clear definitions…

Authors rights to deposit in repositories

The UK Open Access Implementation Group (OAIG) have made a statement supporting the rights of authors to deposit a copy of their published work in repositories. “Do you know your publishing rights?” is a response to…

New report on OA models from RIN

The Research Information Network has just released a new report analysing various possible scenarios for how open access might be achieved. Heading for the open road:costs and benefits of transitions in scholarly…

Significant new Open Access journals

Several announcements have appeared over the last few months introducing new, completely open access journals from major publishers. It would appear that publishers are recognising the need to change business models,…

Recent publications in repository Top 10

February has seen several recently submitted research outputs appear in the Research@StAndrews:FullText ‘Top 10’. Among the most viewed items are a book chapter: Armenian Neighbours (600-1045), journal article: What is…

Public visibility for St Andrews research activity

A new portal showcasing the excellent research at University of St Andrews, Research@StAndrews, is now publicly available from the University’s Research pages. The Research@StAndrews portal features activities,…

Open approaches to scholarship

Another useful resource that brings together information about open access, repositories and related topics is the EnablingOpenScholarship website. Members of the EOS organisation aim to develop strategies for…