Tag Archives: institutional repositories

Trends in Singapore’s academic libraries

(15 May 2017) Singapore has six universities, several polytechnics and a number of research institutes.  In this article, Gulcin Cribb, University Librarian of Singapore Management University,  highlights the collaborative and institutional activities and trends among Singapore’s academic libraries, including scholarly communication, space and architecture, information literacy and community engagement. The full article, Trends in Singapore,  is […]


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International Accord strengthens ties between repository networks worldwide

(10 May 2017) On 8 May 2017, several regional and national repository networks and stakeholder groups formally endorsed an international accord that will lead to the greater alignment of repository networks around the world. The aim of the accord is to improve cooperation between national and regional repository networks by identifying common principles and areas […]


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Launch of OA repositories in Myanmar

(8 May 2017) Two leading universities in Myanmar, University of Mandalay and University of Yangon, will launch open access (OA) institutional repositories on 8 May (in Mandalay) and on 11 May (in Yangon). The two repositories were set up with support from EIFL. Visit the University of Mandalay Open Access Repository. Visit the University of […]


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Setting up open access repositories at the University of Mandalay and the University of Yangon

(5 April 2017) As Myanmar opens up to the outside world after decades of isolation, universities across the country are embracing the concept of open access (OA). EIFL has been working with two leading universities, University of Mandalay and University of Yangon, to set up OA institutional repositories. There are 158 universities under the Myanmar […]


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Curtin University trades Digitool for DSpace

(23 February 2017) Atmire migrated Curtin’s institutional repository espace from Digitool to DSpace 5. Curtin University is Western Australia’s largest and most culturally diverse university with Australia’s third largest international student population. The migration of Curtin University’s espace repository to a customized version of DSpace 5 brought a ton of new features to the repository’s […]


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Be the Scholarly Communications Librarian at UNSW Australia

(3 March 2017) The UNSW Library manages the Research Output System (ROS) and the UNSWorks institutional repository to harvest, manage and make openly available the research outputs of the university. A key priority of the Library is to provide leadership, advocacy, information and advice to academic staff and higher degree research students on the selection […]


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Brief report of the 2016 Chinese Institutional Repository Conference and launch of the new repository group in China, CHAIR

(19 October 2016) The 4th annual Chinese Institutional Repository Conference took place in Chongqing, China on September 21-22, 2016, with the theme of “Rich functions and extended roles for institutional repositories”. The conference was jointly organized by National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and CIRG (Chinese institutional repository implementation group), and Chongqing University […]


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Release of COAR “Resource Type” vocabulary for open access repositories

(5 October 2016) COAR has announced the public release of the “Resource Type” Controlled Vocabulary for Open Access Repositories, version 1.1. This vocabulary articulates the different types of content available in repositories (and other scholarly systems) in a standardized way. The vocabulary will enhance cross-repository interoperability and is currently available in 12 languages – English, Catalan, Chinese, […]


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1science appoints iGroup (Asia Pacific) Ltd as its sales agent in Asia Pacific

Agreement expands representation of 1science’s Analytics and SaaS Solution for OA in universities and college libraries  (21 September 2016, Montreal) 1science today announces the appointment of the iGroup (Asia Pacific) Ltd. as its sales agent in the Southeast Asia, Far East and Australasia academic market. The iGroup will be responsible for the sales of the […]


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AUNILO institutional repository discovery service is now available

(10 August 2016) Developed and hosted by Universiti Utara Malaysia, the discovery service is now available at http://aunilo.uum.edu.my/. The announcement is here.


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Launching the first open access repository in Myanmar

(30 March 2016) “Today, with the unprecedented access to diverse research materials online, we are witnessing encouraging progress in the academic efforts of Myanmar researchers and students,” says Professor Dr Thida Win, Rector of the University of Mandalay. The University of Mandalay has taken ownership and control of their research publications, is designing an open […]


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Figshare launches collections – a “Pinterest” for academic research outputs

(24 March 2016) Figshare, has launched Collections, which offers the research community, including publishers and funders, a “Pinterest” for academic research outputs. It enables users to gather any data types on Figshare including video, posters and code, whether public or private to give it new context. As researchers have access to increasing volumes of data, […]


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The role of collaboration in building a global knowledge commons

(10 February 2016) The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) and the University of Vienna have announced the upcoming COAR Annual Meeting and Conference, which will take place at the University of Vienna on 12-13 April 2016. The major themes for this year’s meeting are new roles for repositories and international collaboration. The conference will […]


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Open access seminars in Myanmar

(10 February 2016) EIFL, in association with the University of Mandalay and the University of Yangon, will run a series of seminars and meetings to finalize institutional open access policies and launch open access repositories. The seminars and meetings will take place between 2 – 9 March, and are part of the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar […]


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How to reach a wider audience for your research

(21 December 2015)  In recent years academics have shown a growing interest in non-traditional ways of evaluating their scholarly ‘impact’. These altmetrics allow researchers to gauge the impact and reach of their research in the social web beyond traditional citation counting. While much of the conversation around altmetrics has become about alternative measures for research […]


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