[EP-tech] Fwd: On OpenAIRE compatibility for UK repositories

Stevan Harnad harnad at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Wed Nov 21 16:14:48 GMT 2012

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> From: Pablo de Castro <pcastromartin at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject: On OpenAIRE compatibility for UK repositories
> Date: 21 November, 2012 11:02:38 AM EST
> Reply-To: Pablo de Castro <pcastromartin at GMAIL.COM>
> Dear all,
> Some news for the UK repository network from the ongoing OpenAIRE Conference in Göttingen:
> - There are presently three OpenAIRE-compliant Institutional Repositories in the UK, namely LSE,
> UCL and Glasgow. Additionally, former UKPMC, now EuropePMC subject-based repository is also
> OpenAIRE-compliant. Top OpenAIRE countries in terms of OpenAIRE-compliant repositories are:
> Portugal 29, Spain 21, Germany 10.
> - The UKRepNet+ has now collected the list of over 10,000 EU FP7 projects (2007-2013) in which
> UK organisations are involved - and further work should shortly be done in order to identify the
> (Special Clause 39) subset of them which are subjected to the EC Open Access policy. The
> UKRepNet+ has also collected the list of repository managers who have attended OpenAIRE
> webinars in order to find out what HEIs are actually interested in becoming OpenAIRE compliant.
> - Finally, after the UKRepNet+ presentations delivered last Fri Nov 9th at the UKCoRR annual
> meeting at Teesside University, a RepNet survey was released for the UK repository community
> to deliver their feedback on their readiness for new repository services to be shortly provided by
> UKRepNet+. One of the questions in this survey was "would you be interested in receiving direct
> support for making your IR OpenAIRE compatible?". We have so far collected 11 answers to this
> survey. For 10 of them, the answers range from "yes, definitely" to "that would be useful".
> If you haven't already, you can still provide your feedback through this RepNet survey at:
> http://ukcorr.org/events/future-events/teesside-university-friday-9th-november-2012/repnet_survey/
> Thanks.
> Greetings from Göttingen,
> Pablo
> -----
> Pablo de Castro
> UK RepositoryNet+ Consultant
> The University of Edinburgh
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> 160 Causewayside
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> http://www.repositorynet.ac.uk/
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