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1 Nottingham ePrints Event & OA Publication Fund Christopher Pressler Director, Research and Learning Resources Information Services

2 Nottingham & Open Access Information Services active in open access and repositories for some years Recognition of funders mandates as key University wanted to provide comprehensive support for open access to university research Support addresses –service provision and processes for use –information provision –promotion –financial support

3 Nottingham ePrints First institutional repository in the country Available for use by all University staff Accepts material from any discipline Management, assistance and advocacy by the SHERPA core team Moves to embed within main IS service

4 Information & support Leaflets, posters, news items etc. Meeting heads of Schools & Departments Regular talks to postgraduate students Attendance and talking at University events Specific event - Increasing Nottinghams Research Impact Through Open Access Document detailing responsibilities from funders grant requirements Document detailing use of OA fund

5 Increasing Nottinghams Research Impact Through Open Access Major event, – 13.00, 11th October 2007 Publicized widely and aggressively within University Target audience: –Heads of Schools –All researchers in receipt of grants from funding agencies with policies requiring OA. –All other researchers

6 Introduction (Richard Masterman, Directory of Research Innovation Services) OA and the University (Bill Hubbard, SHERPA Manager) Using UK PubMed Central (Mark Samson, Manager, UK PubMed Central) Experiences with an OA journal (Prof Jerry Roberts, Head of the School of Biosciences and editor of Journal of Experimental Botany) Using the Universitys OA Fund (Stephen Pinfield, CIO Information Services) Using the Universitys repository (Bill Hubbard, SHERPA Manager) Lunch (free)

7 Nottingham OA Publication Fund Approved by the Research Committee Identified single point of contact Funds OA charges not page charges Open to all members of the University regardless of source of funding for their research Being monitored but not rationed So far, little used but expected to grow as mandates are recognised

8 Questions? Christopher Pressler Director, Research and Learning Resources Information Services


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