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Leicester OA mandate in preparation for REF

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In preparation for the Research Excellence Framework, Leicester University Senate passed their Research Publications Policy.  More on the announcement:

The University, following a decision ratified by Senate on 27 May 2009, has joined a growing number of UK institutions, including UCL, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Southampton, in adopting an open access mandate for research publications. Open access means that a research publication can be freely accessed by anyone using an internet connection.

Leicester has the repository manager who blogged on his role:

The repository is at the heart of the institutions preparations for REF and visibility of research.  As the repository manager increasingly my time is spent working with the Research Office, or discussing research visibility issues with our academics, helping them do more with what we have.

About their repository, Leicester Research Archive (LRE), with current total of 4095 papers. Here’s their  RSS Feed.

Written by KontraMraku

25 July 2009 at 23:30

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