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Open access (OA) refers to unrestricted online access to articles published in scholarly journals, and also increasingly to book chapters or monographs.
NUI Maynooth Mandate
NUI Maynooth policy is that for all research and scholarly publications, which arise in whole or in part from research carried out at the University, and subject to the copyright and archiving policies of the publisher, the publication contents should be made available at the earliest possible date through the NUIM Open Access Repository.
The NUI Maynooth policy has taken effect from 1st May 2011, and will be reviewed no later than May 2016.
NUI Maynooth Institutional Repository
NUI Maynooth ePrints Archive is an Institutional Repository of ePrints which showcases the research output of NUI Maynooth and St. Patrick's College staff and postgraduate students. This open access ensures the widest possible dissemination and impact for our work in Maynooth and contributes to the growing body of research literature that is now freely available online.
Benefits to Authors:
- Increases dissemination and impact of research
- Retrievable through internet searches
- Harvested by eTheses aggregators, national and internationally
- Increases accessibility within NUI Maynooth & externally
- Useful for online CVs, visibility to employers
- Increases Citations
- Common practice nationally and internationally
- Opens up research to industry
- Strengthens collaborations
- Maximises exposure of research output of NUI Maynooth
- Fulfils grant requirements (HEA, IRCSET, SFI etc)
- Contributes to national and global initiatives
RIAN – National Portal
RIAN is the outcome of a sectoral higher education project supported by the Irish Government's 'Strategic Innovation Fund'. Project planning was carried out by the seven Irish university libraries, DCU, NUIG, NUI Maynooth, TCD, UCC, UCD, UL and was supported by the Irish Universities Association (IUA).
The project aim is to harvest to one portal the contents of the Institutional Repositories of the seven university libraries, in order to make Irish research material more freely accessible, and to increase the research profiles of individual researchers and their institutions. It is intended to extend the harvest to incorporate other Irish research institutions as RIAN develops.
Links to other National Institutional Repositories:
- Dublin City University IR - DORAS (DCU Online Research Access Service)
- Dublin Institute of Technology IR - ARROW (Archiving Research Resources on the Web)
- Health Service Executive IR - LENUS (The Irish Health Repository)
- NUIG IR - ARAN (Access to Research at NUIG)
- Royal College of Surgeons Ireland IR - e-publications
- Teagasc - T-Stór (Teagasc’s Open Access Repository)
- Trinity College Dublin IR - TARA (Trinity's Access to Research Archive)
- University College Cork IR - CORA (Cork Open Research Archive)
- University College Dublin IR - Research_Online@UCD
- University Limerick IR
- Waterford Institute of Technology IR
DART-Europe is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses. DART-Europe is endorsed by LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche), and it is the European Working Group of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD).
The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. In short, a one stop shop for users to Open Access Journals.
Access to a network of freely accessible digital repositories with content across academic disciplines with over 3,500,000 scientific publications, found in journal articles, dissertations, books, lectures, reports, etc., harvested regularly from more than 295 repositories, from 38 countries.
OpenAIRE aims to support the implementation of Open Access in Europe. It provides the means to promote and realise the widespread adoption of the Open Access Policy, as set out by the ERC Scientific Council Guidelines for Open Access and the Open Access pilot launched by the European Commission. OpenAIRE, a three-year project, will establish the infrastructure for researchers to support them in complying with the EC OA pilot and the ERC Guidelines on Open Access. It will provide an extensive European Helpdesk System, based on a distributed network of national and regional liaison offices in 27 countries, to ensure localized help to researchers within their own context. It will build an OpenAIRE portal and e-Infrastructure for the repository networks and explore scientific data management services together with five disciplinary communities. It will also provide a repository facility for researchers who do not have access to an institutional or discipline-specific repository.
Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH)
The Open Archives Initiative develops and promotes interoperability standards that aim to facilitate the efficient dissemination of content. The Open Archives Initiative has its roots in an effort to enhance access to e-print archives as a means of increasing the availability of scholarly communication.
OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. OpenDOAR lets you search for repositories or search repository contents. To date OpenDoar includes over 2,000 repositories.
Provides a searchable database of publishers’ copyright and selfarchiving policies for pre-prints and post-prints.
RoMEO is searchable by: Publisher name; Journal title; ISSN
WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. WorldCat libraries are dedicated to providing access to their resources on the Web, where most people start their search for information.
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