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Centre for Research Communications and the SHERPA services (2010)
Journal Article
Smith, J. H. (2010). Centre for Research Communications and the SHERPA services

Describes the work of the SHERPA (Securing a Hybrid Environment for Research Preservation and Access) services in relation to open access and institutional repositories.

Ensuring open access to European, Latin American and Caribbean research: a description of the OpenAIRE and NECOBELAC FP7 Projects (2010)
Journal Article
Furnival, C. (2010). Ensuring open access to European, Latin American and Caribbean research: a description of the OpenAIRE and NECOBELAC FP7 Projects. Aliss Quarterly, 5(4),

Brief article that outlines two Open Access projects, OpenAIRE – Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe – and NECOBELAC – Network of Collaboration between Europe and Latin American Caribbean Countries, both of which count on the input and... Read More

Journals and repositories: an evolving relationship? (2009)
Journal Article
Pinfield, S. (2009). Journals and repositories: an evolving relationship?. Learned Publishing, 22(3),

It is now widely accepted that there are two routes to open access (OA): OA repositories and OA journals. It is often assumed these are distinct alternative parallel tracks. However, it has recently become clear that there is potential for repositori... Read More

RoMEO studies 7: creation of a controlled vocabulary to analyse copyright transfer agreements (2008)
Journal Article
Jenkins, C., Oppenheim, C., Probets, S., & Hubbard, B. (2008). RoMEO studies 7: creation of a controlled vocabulary to analyse copyright transfer agreements. Journal of Information Science, 34(3), doi:10.1177/0165551507084141

This paper describes the process of creating a controlled vocabulary which can be used to systematically analyse the copyright transfer agreements (CTAs) of journal publishers with regard to self-archiving. The analysis formed the basis of the newly... Read More

Can open access repositories and peer-reviewed journals coexist? (2007)
Journal Article
Pinfield, S. (2007). Can open access repositories and peer-reviewed journals coexist?. Serials, 20(3),

It is often assumed that open access repositories and peer-reviewed journals are in competition with each other and therefore will in the long term be unable to coexist. This paper takes a critical look at that assumption. It draws on the available e... Read More

O! She doth teach the torches to burn bright: How JULIET can help authors and repository advocates. (2007)
Journal Article
Smith, J. H. (2007). O! She doth teach the torches to burn bright: How JULIET can help authors and repository advocates. Aliss Quarterly, 3(1),

JULIET is a service provided by SHERPA. Its mission is to provide a brief summary of each funding agency’s policy on self-archiving of the published research they have funded. Each entry covers the requirements and details: -Whether archiving is man... Read More

Open Access through the Depot (2007)
Journal Article
Hubbard, B. (2007). Open Access through the Depot. Aliss Quarterly, 2(3),

The mission of "the Depot" is to provide a service that enables all UK academics to share in the benefits of open access exposure for their post-print research outputs. It does this by providing a national intake and storage facility - the Depot - fo... Read More

RoMEO Studies 8: self-archiving: the logic behind the colour-coding used in the Copyright Knowledge Bank (2007)
Journal Article
Jenkins, C., Probets, S., Oppenheim, C., & Hubbard, B. (2007). RoMEO Studies 8: self-archiving: the logic behind the colour-coding used in the Copyright Knowledge Bank. Program, 41(2), doi:10.1108/00330330710742908

Purpose – The purpose of this research is to show how the self-archiving of journal papers is a major step towards providing open access to research. However, copyright transfer agreements (CTAs) that are signed by an author prior to publication ofte... Read More

A mandate to self archive? The role of open access institutional repositories (2005)
Journal Article
Pinfield, S. (2005). A mandate to self archive? The role of open access institutional repositories. Serials, 18(1),

This paper argues that the best way to achieve major improvements in scholarly communication in the short and medium term is to make it mandatory to deposit research papers in open access institutional repositories. This is what the House of Commons... Read More

What do universities want from publishing? (2004)
Journal Article
Pinfield, S. (2004). What do universities want from publishing?. Learned Publishing, 17(4),

At a simple level, universities want publishing to support and further their mission to carry out research and teaching. However at a detailed level there are major differences within and between universities which mean there will be different wants... Read More

SHERPA and Institutional Repositories (2003)
Journal Article
Hubbard, B. (2003). SHERPA and Institutional Repositories. Serials, 16(3),

The SHERPA project (Securing a Hybrid Environment for Research Preservation and Access) has been set up to encourage change in the scholarly communication process by creating open-access institutional "e-print" repositories for the dissemination of r... Read More

How do physicists use an e-print archive? Implications for institutional e-print services (2003)
Journal Article
Pinfield, S. (2003). How do physicists use an e-print archive? Implications for institutional e-print services. 00 Journal not listed,

It has been suggested that institutional e-print services will become an important way of achieving the wide availability of e-prints across a broad range of subject disciplines, but as yet there are few exemplars of this sort of service. This paper... Read More

Creating institutional e-print repositories (2002)
Journal Article
Pinfield, S. (2002). Creating institutional e-print repositories. Serials, 15(3),

This article aims to address three questions: What are ´┐Żinstitutional e-print repositories´┐Ż? Why create them? How can they be created?

The changing role of subject librarians in academic libraries (2001)
Journal Article
Pinfield, S. (2001). The changing role of subject librarians in academic libraries. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 33(1),

Discusses the roles that subject librarians (or 'subject specialists') play in contemporary UK academic libraries. Argues that subject librarians, who still form a significant grouping of senior staff in most UK academic libraries, continue to have a... Read More

Database-backed library web sites: a case study of the use of PHP and MySQL at the University of Nottingham (2001)
Journal Article
Gardner, M., & Pinfield, S. (2001). Database-backed library web sites: a case study of the use of PHP and MySQL at the University of Nottingham. Program, 35(1),

This paper discusses the advantages of database-backed websites and describes the model for a library website implemented at the University of Nottingham using open source software, PHP and MySQL. As websites continue to grow in size and complexity i... Read More