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Most viewed items in Research@StAndrews:FullText

The article by Len Thomas Retrospective power analysis remains the most highly accessed article in Research@StAndrews:FullText, with 170 views in May 2011. Also frequently viewed, our first thesis by portfolio to be deposited has proved of interest with 74 views: The inferior vena caval compression theory of hypotension in obstetric spinal anaesthesia: studies in normal…

16 June 2011News

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 institutional repositories including Research@StAndrews:FullText and makes them easily searchable. A similar service that allows you to search and find open access resources…

2 June 2011News

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 full statement from HEFCE is available at http://www.hefce.ac.uk/news/hefce/2011/rcuk.htm The bodies will look at how to support the practice of depositing papers into…

30 May 2011News

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 body of evidence about researchers’ attitudes, and will help us develop our services to support research activity…

3 May 2011News

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 on the journals included in the directory: “Open Access Journal: We define open access journals as journals that use a…

26 April 2011News

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 recent changes in the policies of some publishers. If authors want to investigate how to retain certain rights, the…

13 April 2011News

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 communications investigates models including ‘Green’ open access (archiving in repositories); ‘Gold’ open access (open acess journals which usually charge publication fees); licensing and…

11 April 2011News

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, and while there is still uncertainty over how funding streams will work to pay for open access publishing fees, the moves should have significant…

1 April 2011News

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 social learning? and a CREEM technical report: Density estimation implications of increasing ambient noise on beaked whale click detection and classification which has only been…

15 March 2011News

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, researcher profiles, links to Schools and research publications.

4 March 2011News