Open Access milestone: 10,000th deposit

Posted on September 30, 2013 | in Library | by

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We are delighted to announce that this month we have deposited the 10,000th open access article in our Current Research Information System (PURE). All this content is made publicly available through the University’s research portal, the Edinburgh Research Explorer.  This significant milestone was made possible by the University’s Open Access Implementation project which was funded by a grant from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Each College has been allocated significant resources to recruit extra staff to assist with the sourcing of papers, and to undertake their subsequent upload and description in PURE. These staff have been working with authors, RCUK funded or not, to identify suitable published papers and to make them available online.

This month we have also seen the 7000th item archived in the Edinburgh Research Archive. The PhD thesis by Andres Guadamuz from the School of Law, titled “Networks, complexity and internet regulation scale-free law“, joins one of the largest institutional collections of electronic theses and dissertations in the UK. Together with the content held in PURE, the University of Edinburgh is proud to host one of the largest collections of Open Access materials in the UK with nearly 17,000 full text items freely available to download from our digital repositories.

 

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