15 September 2010

Open Access Week 18-24 Oct 2010

Open Access Week is a global event, now in its 4th year, promoting Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research. It is organised by SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition who advocate "new scholarly communication models that expand the dissemination of scholarly research".

Open Access Week, 18-24 Oct 2010 will be the focus for events, campaigns and awareness-raising activities around the world. Information and promotional resources are available from the website, including a Very Brief Introduction to Open Access by Peter Suber.

New Research Information System for St Andrews

A new Research Information System (RIS) using PURE software is currently being implemented at the University of St Andrews. The new PURE system brings together related content to build up an overview of St Andrews research activity including information about projects, events and publications.

The full text of research outputs can be added to Pure and where possible will be passed to Research@StAndrews:FullText, our open access digital repository.

A new Research@StAndrews portal will provide links to the full text of research publications which are stored in the repository.