[Irtalk] Useful resources from eIFL.net newsletter

Gibson, Hilton <hgibson@sun.ac.za> hgibson at sun.ac.za
Thu Mar 18 08:43:42 SAST 2010

Hi All

I have updated the IR wiki with all the useful links.
See: http://ir.sun.ac.za/wiki/index.php/Special:RecentChanges



Hilton Gibson
Systems Administrator
JS Gericke Library
Stellenbosch University
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South Africa

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From: irtalk-bounces at lists.lib.sun.ac.za [irtalk-bounces at lists.lib.sun.ac.za] On Behalf Of Smith, Ina <ismith at sun.ac.za> [ismith at sun.ac.za]
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Online Guide to Open Access Journals Publishing
Co-Action Publishing and Lund University Libraries Main Office launched the Online Guide to Open Access Journals Publishing (www.doaj.org<http://www.doaj.org/bpguide/>). The online guide is directed to small independent teams and provides practical information on planning, setting up, launching, publishing and managing an open access scholarly journal. Users can take advantage of additional resources in the form of links to related information, samples of applied practices and downloadable tools that can be adapted. The guide seeks to be interactive, allowing users to share their own best practices, tips and suggestions through a comment field. Development of the Online Guide to Open Access Journals Publishing was generously supported by the Swedish National Library and the technical solution was supported by Nordbib.

The Digital Repositories infoKit
The Digital Repositories infoKit is a part of new web presence on Research Information Management (www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk<http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/research>) released by JISC infoNet. The Digital Repositories infoKit (www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk<http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/infokits/repositories/index_html>) is a practical 'how to' guide to setting up and running digital repositories. This infoKit has been built using the documentation, guidance and expertise built up during the Repositories Support Project (RSP: www.rsp.ac.uk<http://www.rsp.ac.uk/>). The kit contains information on a broad range of topics running from the initial idea of a digital repository and the planning process, via detailed sections on repository set up and promotion, through to the maintenance and ongoing management of the repository. The main focus is on institutional repositories and the kit reflects current repository community best practice. This resource has been written for repository administrators. It assumes no prior knowledge of repository matters and, more importantly, assumes no prior technical knowledge. The kit can be used by anyone who needs an introduction to any of the topics covered.

How to build a business case for an Open Access policy
A new report commissioned by JISC and written by Alma Swan from Key Perspectives Limited shows how universities can work out how much they could save on their profit and loss accounts as well as increasing their contribution when they share their research papers through open access. The “Modelling scholarly communication options: costs and benefits for universities” report (http://ie-repository.jisc.ac.uk<http://ie-repository.jisc.ac.uk/442>) is based on different types of university. It shows how universities might reduce costs, how they can calculate these saving and their greater contribution to society by following an Open Access route. The report focussed on three approaches to Open Access: open access journals - content freely available online using a business model that does not rely on subscriptions; open access repositories – the current subscription-based system is supplemented by the provision of Open Access articles in repositories; and open access repositories with overlay services – content is collected in repositories and service providers carry out the publishing services necessary, for example the peer-review process. Supporting materials: How to build a case for university policies and practices in support of Open Access: www.jisc.ac.uk<http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/programmerelated/2010/howtoopenaccess.aspx> and Publishing research papers: which policy will deliver best value for your university: www.jisc.ac.uk<http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/briefingpapers/2010/publishingresearchpapersbpv1.aspx>

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Subject: [eIFLall] eIFL Newsletter - March-April 2010

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eIFL Newsletter - March-April 2010

1. eIFL.net related news<http://www.eifl.net/cps/sections/news/newsletter/no44/#_Toc256613409>
General Assembly 2010<http://www.eifl.net/cps/sections/news/newsletter/no44/#_Toc256613410>
Welcome to new eIFL.net staff<http://www.eifl.net/cps/sections/news/newsletter/no44/#_Toc256613411>
Public Library Innovation Program<http://www.eifl.net/cps/sections/news/newsletter/no44/#_Toc256613412>
eIFL.net Communications<http://www.eifl.net/cps/sections/news/newsletter/no44/#_Toc256613413>
News about members’ library consortia<http://www.eifl.net/cps/sections/news/newsletter/no44/#_Toc256613414>
2. eIFL.net Events March - April 2010<http://www.eifl.net/cps/sections/news/newsletter/no44/#_Toc256613415>
3. eIFL.net Negotiations<http://www.eifl.net/cps/sections/news/newsletter/no44/#_Toc256613416>
New agreements<http://www.eifl.net/cps/sections/news/newsletter/no44/#_Toc256613417>
Update on renewals<http://www.eifl.net/cps/sections/news/newsletter/no44/#_Toc256613418>
Update on existing agreements<http://www.eifl.net/cps/sections/news/newsletter/no44/#_Toc256613419>
Usage statistics<http://www.eifl.net/cps/sections/news/newsletter/no44/#_Toc256613420>
4. Update on eIFL-IP<http://www.eifl.net/cps/sections/news/newsletter/no44/#_Toc256613421>
eIFL.net supports the Right to Read Campaign in India<http://www.eifl.net/cps/sections/news/newsletter/no44/#_Toc256613422>
eIFL.net Handbook on Copyright new translations in French and Moldovan<http://www.eifl.net/cps/sections/news/newsletter/no44/#_Toc256613423>
5. Update on eIFL-OA<http://www.eifl.net/cps/sections/news/newsletter/no44/#_Toc256613424>
European countries join forces to realize the EC Open Access pilot: OpenAIRE<http://www.eifl.net/cps/sections/news/newsletter/no44/#_Toc256613425>
Save the date - International Open Access Week 2010<http://www.eifl.net/cps/sections/news/newsletter/no44/#_Toc256613426>
Presentations and video from the Second International conference Open Access in Poland<http://www.eifl.net/cps/sections/news/newsletter/no44/#_Toc256613427>
Case Notes: Open Access advocacy workshop in Malawi: Maximising research quality and impact<http://www.eifl.net/cps/sections/news/newsletter/no44/#_Toc256613428>
Useful resources<http://www.eifl.net/cps/sections/news/newsletter/no44/#_Toc256613429>
6. Update on eIFL-FOSS<http://www.eifl.net/cps/sections/news/newsletter/no44/#_Toc256613430>
eIFL.net is seeking a program manager<http://www.eifl.net/cps/sections/news/newsletter/no44/#_Toc256613431>

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