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1 Richard Jones The Edinburgh Research Archive The Edinburgh Research Archive: ERA Institutional Repository Theses & Dissertations Conference Papers/Posters Research Papers Other Research Material Digital Preservation Looking after the universitys intellectual output

2 Richard Jones The Edinburgh Research Archive The Institutional Repository A set of services that a university offers to the members of its community for the management and dissemination of digital materials created by the institution and its community members. Clifford Lynch Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)

3 Richard Jones The Edinburgh Research Archive Why Open Access? Maximises: Visibility Usage Impact Central Theme: maximise public access online Beneficial via prestige and grant revenue: Researchers Institutions See:

4 Richard Jones The Edinburgh Research Archive In Support of Open Access Kurtz, M.J. (2004) Restrictive access policies cut readership of electronic research journal articles by a factor of two, Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA

5 Richard Jones The Edinburgh Research Archive What is Open Access? Institutional Repositories Subject Repositories Available Online Exposure via data harvesters OA Journals For a work to be OA, the copyright holder must consent in advance to let users "copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship".

6 Richard Jones The Edinburgh Research Archive Astronomy & Astrophysics Already nearly 100% Open Access Los Alamos ArXiv subject repository 7 OA Journals (http://www.doaj.org/) Astrophysics Data System (ADS), NASA + much more … Currently no content in ERA See for additional, general listings.

7 Richard Jones The Edinburgh Research Archive Publishers Copyright Issues Transfer of copyright Exclusive licence Non-exclusive licence Payment Models End user pays Author pays Want to know your copyright standing?

8 Richard Jones The Edinburgh Research Archive Before Using ERA Sign up for an account online Request authorisation to access your collection (Physics > Astronomy and Astrophysics) Start submitting For the future: EASE authentication for this service

9 Richard Jones The Edinburgh Research Archive Submitting to ERA Item to submit Publisher PDF Finished Thesis Other Research Material (data sets, conference posters) Complete web form Upload File Apply licensing

10 Richard Jones The Edinburgh Research Archive Making Life Easier Mediated Deposit: Contact with your contribution. Copyright status will be checked for you Permission to deposit will be sought on your behalf Submission of item will be done for you

11 Richard Jones The Edinburgh Research Archive Theses and Dissertations Supervised workspace available Restrictions available for relevant material Widened dissemination Will eventually replace print as the definitive copy Mandatory electronic submission due as soon as next year (new postgraduates only)

12 Richard Jones The Edinburgh Research Archive The Future OA is gaining momentum Science & Engineering leading the way Some funding bodies requesting OA Publishing in the agreement (e.g. Wellcome Trust) Include money to pay for the publishing Different sorts of repositories: Institutional Subject Aggregators/harvesters The Grid

13 Richard Jones The Edinburgh Research Archive Thanks for Listening Richard Jones ERA: This presentation:


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