Archive for the ‘Open access’ Category

In support of Open Access Week the Library and Information Service at Stellenbosch University (SU) hosted a virtual seminar on Open Access to Information on the 20th October 2010. Various aspects of open access were discussed including publishing in an open access journal, the use of open access software, and open access from a researcher’s perspective. To demonstrate its commitment to sharing knowledge and research with the world, Stellenbosch University became the first African University to sign the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in Sciences and Humanities. The signing took place during the event.

The presentations are available online from the Stellenbosch institutional research repository, SUNScholar: http://scholar.sun.ac.za/handle/10019.1/4806

Related blog: Experts give open access the green light
http://blogs.sun.ac.za/news/2010/10/21/experts-give-open-access-the-green-light

Open access news from e-IFL.net in their latest newsletter is available here 

According to the newsletter, JISC in the UK has released a Digital Repositories InfoKit which is a practical guide to setting up and running a digitial repository (mainly institutional repositories) and includes planning, setting-up, management and maintenance guidelines. 

DISA has a wide range of guidelines relating to best practices for digitisation and metadata for digital projects. These guidelines are soon to be expanded with additional toolkits and information to support management and maintenance of (institutional and subject) repositories.

Do you have other user requirements? Let us know by posting a comment below.

 

The latest issue of Code4Lib is now available. The contents are as follows:

  • Openness [Editorial Introduction] by Andrew Darby
  • Infomaki: An Open Source, Lightweight Usability Testing Tool by Michael Lascarides
  • library/mobile: Tips on Designing and Developing Mobile Web Sites by Kim Griggs, Laurie M. Bridge and, Hannah Gascho Rempel
  • Automated Metadata Formatting for Cornell’s Print-on-Demand Books By Dianne Dietrich
  • Ead McTaggart: Using VBA to Automate EAD Container List Tagging by Randall Miles
  • Automatic Preparation of ETD Material from the Internet Archive for the DSpace Repository Platform by Tim Ribaric
  • The issue is accessible from the DISA website or here