Frequently Asked Questions: SRUC Repository

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Q: Where can I find out more about repositories and open access?

Answer:

Our webpages on open access are currently under development but there is lots of material available for you to look at online.

General material offering an introduction to open access and institutional repositories can be found at:

Tools and services to assist you in publishing Open Access:

  • SHERPA, operating from the Centre for Research Communications (CRC), supports the development of open access repositories. Services and resources of particular use are:
    • SHERPA guidance for authors – information about copyright, funder mandates, repositories and open access
    • RoMEO – publisher copyright and self-archiving policies
    • JULIET – research funders archiving mandates and guidelines
    • FACT – funder and authors compliance tool
  • DOAJ – Directory of Open Access Journals
  • JISC/SURF copyright toolbox - contains a model 'licence to publish' to enable authors to retain copyright whilst allowing a publisher to commercially publish their work.
  • Scholarly Open Access – a list maintained by Jeffrey Beall, an academic librarian at the University of Colorado Denver, of predatory open access publishers and criteria by which to identify them.

Finding open access material and other institutional repositories:

  • SHERPA Search - offers a search service for the full-text of material held in UK open access repositories, as listed in OpenDOAR.
  • OAIster – a cross-search facility for over 1100 digital repositories.
  • OpenDOAR – a directory of academic open access repositories worldwide.
  • ROAR – Registry of Open Access Repositories – provides access to and statistics on nearly 1000 repositories worldwide.

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SRUC Repository Enquiries

Telephone: 0131 535 4116

E-mail: openaccess@sruc.ac.uk