Category Archives: OpenDOAR

Scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, 02 December 2015 AM – Services at Risk

Please be advised that transfer of Sherpa services to the Jisc Cloud Platform has been scheduled for the morning of Wednesday 2nd December. Services affected: RoMEO, Juliet, FACT and OpenDOAR It is expected that the disruption will only be for several minutes, however the service should be regarded as at risk all morning. Please contact … Read more

Open-access repositories worldwide, 2005–2012: Past growth, current characteristics, and future possibilities

A new article on OpenDOAR has recently been published: Open-access repositories worldwide, 2005–2012: Past growth, current characteristics, and future possibilities, S Pinfield, J Salter, P Bath, B Hubbard, P Millington, JHS Anders & A Hussain, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Early View 28 APR 2014 Also available open access as … Read more

SHERPA Services at Open Repositories 2013

We are glad to announce that several members of SHERPA Services staff will be attending and presenting at Open Repositories 2013, in Prince Edward Island, Canada next week.   Presentations by SHERPA Services include: Peter Millington – Plenary: Compliance with Funders’ Mandates – FACT Peter Millington – 24/7: Counting on OpenDOAR Azhar Hussain – 24/7: … Read more

The Fate of Suggested OpenDOAR Additions

We have recently updated the chart showing the growth and fate of OpenDOAR suggestions over time: The overall annual number of suggestions has grown steadily, but the rejection rate has remained steady at about 22% of suggestions. There was a significant problem with spam during OpenDOAR’s first two years. We added spam blocking functions to … Read more

Link to OpenDOAR entries using RESTful URLs

I has been always been possible to provide a link to the OpenDOAR entry for a given repository using its persistent numeric identifier. However, these link URLs have hitherto been rather long and cumbersome. Now we have implemented simpler and shorter links based on REST principles. For example: – OpenDOAR entry for ‘Nottingham eTheses’ (ID: 227). OpenDOAR … Read more