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In the kingdom of the blind: successfully implementing institutional repositories in the UK and the SHERPA Partnership experience

Johnson, Gareth J

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Gareth J Johnson



Abstract

This paper takes an overview of the work of SHERPA team and the SHERPA Partnership institutions in the area of developing, populating and maintaining institutional open access repositories. Crucial to this work has been the development of mutually supporting and enabling Partnership community, something which has been now recognised as needed by institutions who lie outside of it. To this end SHERPA is involved in efforts to support the individuals and institutions across the UK and Europe whom are engaging with the open access agenda on a practical level; through setting up community networks and disseminating experience. Key in the experience of the Partnership has been the role of advocacy of open access and repositories to the institutional research community. Whilst this experience has been unique to each institution, there are many shared lessons and best practice that the Partnership has recently reflected on, and that are articulated within this paper. Finally brief coverage on some of the vital community tools developed and maintained by SHERPA, and reflections on the evolving direction of open access in the UK are made.

Citation

Johnson, G. J. (2008). In the kingdom of the blind: successfully implementing institutional repositories in the UK and the SHERPA Partnership experience. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 13(1-2), 13-33. https://doi.org/10.1080/13614530701868652

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Apr 9, 2008
Publication Date Apr 9, 2008
Deposit Date Jan 17, 2008
Publicly Available Date Apr 9, 2008
Journal New Review of Academic Librarianship
Print ISSN 1361-4533
Electronic ISSN 1740-7834
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 13
Issue 1-2
Pages 13-33
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/13614530701868652
Keywords Library and Information Sciences
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/765
Publisher URL http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13614533.asp
Additional Information This is a preprint of an article submitted for
consideration in the New Review of Academic
Librarianship 2008 [copyright Taylor
& Francis]; New Review of Academic Librarianship is
available online at: http://journalsonline.tandf.co.uk/

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