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[EP-tech] Retirement from SHERPA Services



I will be retiring from SHERPA Services on the 6th September 2015. My email address will be deactivated on that date, and I will therefore be unsubscribing from this list. My last day in the office will be Thursday 3rd September.


I have been part of the SHERPA Services team for the past 9 years. While I did not create the original SHERPA/RoMEO and OpenDOAR, I was responsible for redeveloping and extending them. I am proud of my role in these services, as well as SHERPA/JULIET, SHERPA/FACT and the forthcoming SHERPA/REF, not to mention our other projects such as RSP.


SHERPA/RoMEO in particular continues to be heavily used by the open access community worldwide. Not many developers can say they developed an API that averages 200k requests per day. The SHERPA/RoMEO API peaked at 1.5m requests per day before we made download files available (http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/downloads/). I only wish I could have made more progress with our wish list of enhancements, but I have to leave something for my successors to do!


The observant among you may have seen the Jisc job advert for my replacement. There is still time to apply. If you do, good luck!


I would like to thank my colleagues both in the team and in the international open access community for their friendship and good company, not least at the Open Repositories and OAI conferences.


I wish you all well


Peter Millington


Retiring SHERPA Technical Development Officer

Centre for Research Communications

University of Nottingham, UK

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