1000th Publisher added to SHERPA RoMEO

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SHERPA Services’ is delighted to announce the addition of the 1000th publisher International Institute for Religious Freedom to the SHERPA RoMEO database.

The addition of the 1000th publisher is a significant landmark for the SHERPA RoMEO service, which now has its own journals database, containing policies of over 18000 journals from 1000 publishers.

About SHERPA-RoMEO

SHERPA-RoMEO uses a simple colour-code classification to simplify complex publisher and journal policy information and provides impartial, easy to follow and accurate guidance on permissions and conditions of rights given to authors by journal publishers.

SHERPA-RoMEO offers users the ability to:

  • View summaries of publishers’ and journal copyright policies in relation to self-archiving
  • View if publisher and journal policies comply with research funder archiving policies, mandates and guidelines
  • To search journal and publisher information by Journal Title, Publisher Name, ISSN and eSSN

Additionally, SHERPA-RoMEO provides lists of

  • Publishers that allow the use of their PDFs in Institutional Repositories
  • Publisher with Paid Options

SHERPA-RoMEO is seen as an essential resource by many in the Open Access community.

This development work is funded by JISC. Journal information is kindly provided by the British Library’s Zetoc service hosted by MIMAS, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) hosted by Lund University Libraries, and the Entrez journal list hosted by the NCBI.

About SHERPA Services’

SHERPA Services’ are based at the Centre for Research Communications, University of Nottingham and maintain on behalf of the open access community a portfolio of services: RoMEO, JULIET and OpenDOAR.

The Centre for Research Communications (CRC) was formed in April 2009, to help to support and inform the changes and new ideas in the way that research is communicated around the world. The CRC houses a portfolio of open access projects and initiatives currently undertaken by the University of Nottingham.

OpenDOAR

http://www.opendoar.org/

RoMEO

http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo

JULIET

http://www/sherpa.ac.uk/juliet

JISC

http://www.jisc.ac.uk/

For all enquiries regarding RoMEO please contact: romeo@sherpa.ac.uk

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.

http://ec.europa.eu/research/consultations/scientific_information/consultation_en.htm

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

Jane, Azhar & Peter

RoMEO and JULIET Updates for June

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RoMEO

Added new publishers:
•    Babylon (White) [15/6/11]
•    Brock University, Faculty of Education [Blue [17/6/11]
•    Comité National de la Gravure Française [Yellow] [23/6/11]
•    Institute of Foresters of Australia [White] [24/6/11]
•    Medfarma – Edições Médicas {blue }[24/6/11] Blimunda
•    National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges [white ] [24/6/11]
•    Norsk kulturråd (Arts Council Norway) [Blue ] [15/6/11]
•    Norsk Logopedlag (NLL) [Blue ] [15/6/11]
•    Open University, Centre for Widening Participation [Blue ]17/6/11]
•    Open University, Knowledge Media Institute [Green] [17/6/11]
•    SCIENCEDOMAIN International [Green] [3/6/11]
•    Scientific Research Publishing [Green] [15/6/11]
•    SEEd Medical Publishers [Green] [24/6/11]
•    Universidade Aberta [Green] [24/6/11] – Blimunda
•    Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Centro de Investigação em Ciência e Tecnologia das Artes  (CITAR) [Blue]– [24/6/11] Blimunda
•    Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Centro Regional do Porto [Blue ] [24/5/11] Blimunda
•    Universidade de Lisboa, Centro de Filosofia das Ciências [Blue] [24/6/11] Blimunda
•    University of Notre Dame [Blue ]17/6/11]
•    Wiley Open Access – [Blue] [30/6/11]

Total publishers: 994 [30/6/11]
Total added in June: 16
From Norsk RoMEO: 3
From Blimunda Project: 5

Updated entries:
•    American College of Sports Medicine [Blue to White] [24/6/11]
•    American Society for Nutrition [White to White] [24/6/11] Policy Change
•    Palgrave Macmillan – added Paid Option [24/6/11]
•    Royal College of General Practitioners– policy URL [16/6/11]
•    Walter de Gruyter – added 12 month embargo for PDF use [3/6/11]

JULIET
•    Congreso de los Diputados [1/6/11]

Jane

RoMEO at OAI7

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Both Peter and Azhar will be attending the CERN workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication  (OAI7) in June.

Peter will be presenting a poster on How SHERPA/RoMEO lubricates the CRIS Publication List –  Repository Interface

This poster will give an overview of how RoMEO is used in CRIS and bibliographic applications. It will also outline the technical issues surrounding them, offer efficiency tips, and discuss some of the ways in which the RoMEO API could be improved to make CRIS-repository interfaces even slicker.

They are both interested in talking to fellow delegates about all aspects of RoMEO.

Jane, Peter and Azhar

Conferences

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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

Disponible la nueva versión en castellano de ROMEO (Spanish Version of RoMEO Released)

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Los Servicios SHERPA tienen el placer de anunciar que está ya disponible una nueva versión en castellano de su base de datos ROMEO en:

http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/?la=es

La nueva versión ofrece no sólo la interfaz en castellano sino también los propios datos de la base de datos de ROMEO. Otros datos sobre editoriales de España y de Latinoamérica se añadirán posteriormente.

Agradecemos a nuestros colegas de RECOLECTA por haber traducido el original en inglés al español.

Una versión portuguesa fué lanzada en 2010 y los Servicios SHERPA están trabajando para ofrecer versiones en otros idiomas en el futuro. Por favor, contacten con nosotros si están interesados en un idioma en particular y querrían ayudar con la traducción.

SHERPA Services is pleased to announce that a new Spanish language version of its RoMEO database is now available at:

http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/?la=es

The new version provides both the RoMEO interface and the existing RoMEO data itself in Spanish. Further data on Spanish and other Hispanic publishers will follow at a later date.

We are grateful to our colleagues in RECOLECTA for translating the original English into Spanish.

A Portuguese version of RoMEO was released in 2010, and SHERPA Services are working on further language versions for release in the future. Please contact us if you are interested in any specific languages and would like to help with translations.

Sobre RoMEO

Romeo es la base de datos clave de las políticas editoriales de libre acceso, utilizado en todo el mundo por los administradores de repositorios y académicos para comprobar su derecho de auto-archivo de sus publicaciones. Romeo es actualmente financiado por JISC. La información sobre las revistas es proporcionada amablemente por: el Servicio Zetoc, organizado por MIMAS; DOAJ, un servicio de las bibliotecas de la Universidad de Lund, y por Entrez, organizado por NCBI.

Sobre RECOLECTA

RECOLECTA es una iniciativa conjunta de la Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECyT) y la Red de Bibliotecas Universitarias (REBIUN). RECOLECTA tiene como objetivos impulsar, apoyar y coordinar el desarrollo cohesionado de la red de repositorios digitales a nivel nacional, que fomenten el acceso abierto, difusión y preservación de los resultados de la investigación científica en España, así como desarrollar servicios y funcionalidades sobre los resultados de esta investigación para los investigadores y el público en general.

About RoMEO

RoMEO is the key database of publisher’s open access policies, used worldwide by repository administrators and academics to check their right self-archiving their publications. RoMEO is currently funded by JISC. Journal information is kindly provided by: the British Library’s Zetoc service hosted by MIMAS; DOAJ, a service from Lund University Libraries, and Entrez hosted by NCBI.

About RECOLECTA

RECOLECTA is a joint initiative of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECyT) and the Network of University Libraries (REBIUN). RECOLECTA aims to encourage, support and coordinate the development of a cohesive network of digital repositories at the national level to promote open access, dissemination and preservation of the results of scientific research in Spain, and to develop services and features on the results of this investigation for researchers and the general public.

Peter Millington, SHERPA Technical Development Officer, University of Nottingham

Alicia López Medina, Biblioteca, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)

SHERPA/RoMEO announces its 900th Publisher.

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The Centre for Research Communications are delighted to announce that the 900th publisher has been added to the SHERPA/RoMEO database – Selskabet for Oslo Byes Vel.

The policy details for Selskabet for Oslo Byes Vel have been provided by Norsk RoMEO, who are collating the policies of Norwegian publishers, for inclusion into RoMEO.

SHERPA Services are working with partners around the globe to provide our users with country or subject specific publishers. Please contact us if you are interested in researching publisher policies within any specific country,language or subject areas.

About Norsk RoMEO

Norsk RoMEO was set up by NORA to research self-archiving policy information on Norwegian publishers and publications. The resulting policies, are then included in RoMEO for access by interested users.

About Centre for Research Communications
The SHERPA Services are based at the Centre for Research Communications, University of Nottingham and works on a portfolio of projects related to Open Access and repository development.

The Centre for Research Communications (CRC) was formed in April 2009, to help to support and inform the changes and new ideas in the way that research is communicated around the world. Research communications are changing rapidly, opening up access for more people to more research, than has been available before. The CRC houses a portfolio of open access projects and initiatives currently undertaken by the University of Nottingham.

Additionally, the Centre for Research Communications, maintains the related SHERPA Services: JULIET and OpenDOAR.

For all enquiries regarding RoMEO please contact: romeo@sherpa.ac.uk

Jane

Portuguese Version of RoMEO Released

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SHERPA Services is pleased to announce that a new Portuguese language version of its RoMEO database is now available at:

http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/pt/

Both the interface captions and the RoMEO data itself have been translated from the original English by our colleagues in Project Blimunda that was commissioned by RCAAP initiative, Portugal. The new version is the first output from the partnership we announced in August.

We plan to release further language versions in the future. Please contact us if you are interested in any specific languages and would like to help with translations.

About RoMEO

RoMEO is the key database of publisher’s open access policies, used worldwide by repository administrators and academics to check their right self-archiving their publications.

RoMEO is currently funded by JISC. Journal information is kindly provided by the British Library’s Zetoc service hosted by MIMAS; DOAJ, a service from Lund University Libraries, and Entrez hosted by NCBI.

About RCAAP/Blimunda

The RCAAP is an initiative of UMIC (http://www.english.umic.pt/) Knowledge Society Agency, realised by FCCN (http://www.fccn.pt/) Foundation for National Scientific Computing, and Minho University. They commissioned the Documentation and Library Division, Faculty of Science and Technology, New University of Lisbon (http://www.fct.unl.pt/biblioteca/) to run the Blimunda project (http://sites.google.com/site/blimundaproject/).

Peter

RoMEO Português Agreement

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The SHERPA/RoMEO team – Peter Millington and Jane Smith – met with colleagues from the Portuguese Projecto Blimunda while at OR10, Madrid to finalise partnership arrangements. Blimunda will provide details of Portuguese publishers’ policies on open access and self archiving for inclusion in RoMEO.

Blimunda will also be providing translations of RoMEO data into Portguese, which will form the basis of a special version of RoMEO – provisionally entitled RoMEO Português. RoMEO has already received the first batch of translations, and this has been used to create prototype Portuguese versions of both interactive RoMEO and the Application Programmers’ Interface (API).

The prototype human interface can be viewed at:

http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/pt/

While the interface of this prototype is still in English, the policy data is displayed in Portuguese wherever possible.

e.g. http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/pt/search?id=55&fIDnum=|

The URL for the prototype API is:

http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/api16.php?la=pt

The prototype works the same way as the live API, but the addition of the argument la=pt causes the XML data to be returned in Portuguese wherever possible. (Similarly, la=de returns data in German.)

e.g. http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/api16.php?la=pt&id=55

We look forward to working with our Portuguese colleagues in refining these services over the coming months.

 Peter

RoMEO Posters comes 2nd place in Poster Competition at Open Repositories 2010

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Last week we attended Open Repositories 2010, in Madrid, were we presented a poster on the Major Improvements to the RoMEO Service (Poster 13).

I am delighted to say that after a delegate vote, we came 2nd place in the Poster Competition.

We offer our congratualtions to the Winners- Poster 2 (Colin Smith and Chris Yates from the Open University) and the Runners up – Poster 7 (MELIBEA). Photos of the presentations being awarded can be seen on Flickr, and additional photos of the Poster Displays.

The abstracts of all of the posters presented can be seen here.

Blimunda Project

We also held a productive meeting with representatives of the Blimunda project, and are looking forward to working with them to host the policies for Portugeuse language titles.

Jane


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