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1 Collaborative Open Access Projects: Collaborative promotion of research outputs Iryna Kuchma, eIFL Open Access program manager, eIFL.net Presented at Open Access: Maximising Research Quality and Impact, October 29 – 30, 2009 University of Malawi, Kamuzu College of Nursing, Lilongwe

2 eIFL federated repository end of 2007 – April, 2009: to increase the visibility of scholarly publications and to start international co-operation and community building 19 countries, total hits in January 2008 – January 2009 – 18.4 million to test new repositories for OAI-PMH compliancy the service was provided by CQ2 and we shared the platform with SURF

3 Plans eIFL-DRIVER partnership to register repositories from eIFL.net network so that their contents are harvested periodically, indexed into the DRIVER platform and presented in the DRIVER European Repository search portal Increased global visibility and wider distribution

4 Plans 2 Support and market the DRIVER content policy (full-texts, e.g. via OA set) Communicate DRIVER Guidelines and validator as self-assessment tool Provide help-desk support, validation and filling- in registration forms if needed

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6 SARUA “ an ‘ open knowledge platform ’ for the region ” “A Southern African research publishing and dissemination platform”

7 SARUA 2 “The objective of this recommendation is to create a common platform for the Southern African universities, that serves to significantly increase the volume of published research, profiles the work of publishing researchers and scientists in both the Southern African and international research communities, promotes quality in scholarly publishing, makes research and scholarly publication available to the broad academic and student population, particularly the postgraduate student population at low cost and promotes the utilisation of research output by a broader community of researchers and members of society”

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10 Big ideas a subject-based gateway to research from Southern African countries Open access repositories + OAI-PMH compliant Open Access journals

11 Big ideas 2 Service provider: demonstrates one of the underlying concepts of open access repositories: for the purposes of using the material, it does not matter whether it is stored in a subject-based repository, an institutional repository or published in the open access journal What is of interest to the user is how they can discover it.

12 Big ideas 3 full text indexing for more accurate searching and for relevance ranking (Lucene is freely available software for this) subject based browsing citation indexes Freely downloadable software at Web 2.0 tools like RSS feeds, social tagging, annotations etc.

13 Big ideas 4 Most downloaded papers Recent submissions Database of the experts “Cream of science” “Promise of science” Translating research for the society

14 Thank you! Questions? Iryna Kuchma iryna.kuchma[at]eifl.net; The presentation is licensed with Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License


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