Easter Closure

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SHERPA Services will be closed from 6th April to 10th of April 2012, inclusive, due to Easter holidays in the United Kingdom.

All three services (RoMEO, JULIET and OpenDOAR)  should run as normal in our absence.

We will answer all enquiries upon our return.

Azhar, Jane & Peter

SHERPA Services Offices Holiday Closure

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The SHERPA Services Offices will be closed from the 23rd December 2011 until 2nd January 2012 inclusive. We will answer all enquiries upon our return.

All our services (RoMEO, JULIET and OpenDOAR) are expected to be running normally over the holiday period (Note: earlier post regarding OpenDOAR Content Search).

Please note that from 16th December, there will be reduced staffing due to staff annual leave.

Jane, Azhar & Peter

European Commission consultation on opinions to Open Access

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Readers may be interested to learn that the European Commission currently has a consultation out on opinions to Open Access.

The deadline for submissions is the 9th – so not long now.


The instructions for submission are at the bottom of the page.

Jane, Azhar & Peter

From SHERPA RoMEO Blog to SHERPA Services Blog

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To provide users with greater access to all of the SHERPA Services, this blog now caters to the activities of all of our sites, RoMEO, JULIET and OpenDOAR.


Direct Linking to RoMEO Entries

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It has been possible to link directly to entries in RoMEO for a while, but the method was long winded.

It is now much easier!

Just go to the section Link to this Page and copy and paste the url there into your emails.

This works both for publisher and journals entries.

So now you can get back to those academics and provide them with a link to the information you wish to convey.

To direct link to the BMJ: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0959-8138/



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After a nice break for Easter and the Royal Wedding, we are gearing up to attend the summers’ conferences.

First up is Open Repositories 2011, Austin, Texas, where we will have 3 posters presentations.

  • RoMEO International Partnerships – Covering the results of existing partnerships and how we hope to improve the facilities for our partners.
  • SHERPA/RoMEO Journals – Progress on our own journal database and the trials and tribbles involved.
  • Developing a sustainable Business Model for SHERPA RoMEO (issues, challenges and lessons learnt) – It’s a recession! We need to survive, so we’ll be discussing the development of a sustainable model.

Open Repositories gives us the chance to catch up with colleagues on the cliff face as well as developers, from around the world. Allowing us to discuss how best we can help them do their job and how they can assist us in improving the coverage of RoMEO. At OR10, in Madrid we met up with colleagues from Blimunda to discuss our partnership – more about that and other collaborations in our poster above!

We will all be this conference, so please get in touch if you want to discuss anything with us, and we will try and arrange time to chat.

Jane, Peter & Azhar

Linking to Entries in RoMEO

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We often get asked how to link to a specific entry in RoMEO. We have now created a webpagte with details of how to do this.

Each record for a publisher in RoMEO has a persistent identification number. This not displayed, but it can be seen if you hover over the link labelled “Suggest an update for this record” at the foot of the record. Hovering over the URL should display a link in your browser’s status bar. The ID appears at the end of the URL – e.g. http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeoupdate.php?id=76.

Full details can be found here. And we have provided a link to this new page from our FAQ section.

This new page, aslo provides instructions on how to link to individual Journal entries too.

Jane & Peter

What to expect from our Blog?

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So what can you expect from the RoMEO Team in this blog?

There will be:

  • Monthly Updates on changes made to Publisher entried in RoMEO – this is also available via RSS feed, Twitter and email (contact romeo@sherpa.ac.uk to be added) , as well as being added to the RoMEO website itself.
  • News on any changes to RoMEO
  • Announcements when we are out and about attending events- both for presentations and delegates
  • News on any events we are running
  • Anything other news we think might interest you


Welcome to the SHERPA RoMEO Blog

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This blog has been set up to disseminate news about the SHERPA RoMEO service, funded by JISC, which is a database of scholarly publishers’ copyright and open access archiving policies. RoMEO is used academics and repository administrators to check the archiving permissions for academic publications before there deposit them in a repository.

To use RoMEO, and for more information, visit:



General: RoMEO romeo@sherpa.ac.uk
Data content: Jane H. Smith jane.h.smith@nottingham.ac.uk
Technical matters: Peter Millington peter.millington@nottingham.ac.uk

RoMEO is managed by the Centre for Research Communications, based at the University of Nottingham.

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