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[EP-tech] Fwd: On OpenAIRE compatibility for UK repositories

  • To: "Global Open Access List (Successor of AmSci)" <goal@eprints.org>
  • Subject: [EP-tech] Fwd: On OpenAIRE compatibility for UK repositories
  • From: Stevan Harnad <harnad@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 11:14:48 -0500

Begin forwarded message:

From: Pablo de Castro <pcastromartin@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: On OpenAIRE compatibility for UK repositories
Date: 21 November, 2012 11:02:38 AM EST
Reply-To: Pablo de Castro <pcastromartin@GMAIL.COM>

Dear all,

Some news for the UK repository network from the ongoing OpenAIRE Conference in Göttingen:

- There are presently three OpenAIRE-compliant Institutional Repositories in the UK, namely LSE,
UCL and Glasgow. Additionally, former UKPMC, now EuropePMC subject-based repository is also
OpenAIRE-compliant. Top OpenAIRE countries in terms of OpenAIRE-compliant repositories are:
Portugal 29, Spain 21, Germany 10.

- The UKRepNet+ has now collected the list of over 10,000 EU FP7 projects (2007-2013) in which
UK organisations are involved - and further work should shortly be done in order to identify the
(Special Clause 39) subset of them which are subjected to the EC Open Access policy. The
UKRepNet+ has also collected the list of repository managers who have attended OpenAIRE
webinars in order to find out what HEIs are actually interested in becoming OpenAIRE compliant.

- Finally, after the UKRepNet+ presentations delivered last Fri Nov 9th at the UKCoRR annual
meeting at Teesside University, a RepNet survey was released for the UK repository community
to deliver their feedback on their readiness for new repository services to be shortly provided by
UKRepNet+. One of the questions in this survey was "would you be interested in receiving direct
support for making your IR OpenAIRE compatible?". We have so far collected 11 answers to this
survey. For 10 of them, the answers range from "yes, definitely" to "that would be useful".

If you haven't already, you can still provide your feedback through this RepNet survey at:


Greetings from Göttingen,


Pablo de Castro
UK RepositoryNet+ Consultant
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