Category Archives: Open Access Repositories

SPARC Europe at the European Commission Public Hearing: Reform of the Research Evaluation System Suggested

At the recent European Commission Public Hearing on Access to and Preservation of Scientific Information that sought feedback information from the European scientific publishing sector, European researchers, European funders, European consumers and society at large, SPARC Europe, that represents almost … Continue reading

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A Poem from RoMEO: Archiving is a Tale of Woe Without the Help of RoMEO

SHERPA RoMEO provides a summary of permissions normally provided for self-archiving in publishers’ copyright agreements. RoMEO colors publishers in either green, blue, yellow, or white: green can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher’s version/PDF, blue can archive post-print (ie final … Continue reading

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Luck, Be a WorldCat! InTech Marks WorldCat’s Ten Millionth Milestone Record

OCLC is a nonprofit library service and research organization that has been providing computer-based cataloging, reference, resource sharing, eContent, preservation, library management and Web services to 71,000 libraries in 112 countries and territories since 1967. OCLC and its member libraries … Continue reading

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Libraries Play a Key Role in Setting Up and Managing Open Repositories

The recent report from RIN, Research Information Network, and RLUK, Research Libraries UK, presents the findings of a systematic study of the value of the services that libraries in the UK provide to researchers, and of the contributions that libraries … Continue reading

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Reference Management Software – Doing Your Hard Work, So You Don’t Have To

A work on a scientific paper most often includes stimulative brain activities and the excitement of research itself and finally, the discovery of new ideas by which we can be a sort of interventionists in the world that surrounds us. Besides … Continue reading

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Open Access in Croatia – Storing Hamster Food or Running in a Hamster Wheel?

Home could be where you hang your head, like Groucho Marx said, or it could be from where you turn your head and decide not to watch. However, now and then, a letter from home arrives and convinces you to … Continue reading

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Libraries on the Web – Should They Strive to Become New Search Engines?

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. (Jose Louis Borges) When librarian happens to also be a writer, he imagines an infinite library, like Jorge Louis Borges did when he described one with books containing … Continue reading

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