Category: repositories

Gregynog 2014 – deadline for papers extended until 18th April 2014

Gregynog Colloquium 10th – 13th June 2014: 2nd Call for Papers Theme: “Rethinking the Future: Satisfying staff and students in times of diminishing resources and rising expectations.” Every year HEWIT and WHELF organise a residential colloquium at Gregynog Hall, the

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Open Access Metadata and Indicators (NISO consultation)

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is seeking comments on the draft recommended practice Open Access Metadata and Indicators (NISO RP-22-201x). Launched in January 2013, the NISO Open Access Metadata and Indicators Working Group was chartered to develop protocols and mechanisms for

Repository Fringe 2013

Repository Fringe 2013 (31 July – 2 August 2013) Lynette Summers, Information Advisor at Cardiff Metropolitan University Repository Fringe, now in its 6th year, may not have had the radical beginnings of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (when, in 1947, eight

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50,000 full-text theses now available on EThOS

EThOS announce that just over 50,000 full-text theses are now available on EThOS, the E-Theses Online Service. The 50,000th thesis to be added was “The process of writing using a computer: a study of first school children”, written by Charalabos-Babis Bakopoulos from University

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Launch of Theses Collection Wales

In February the Welsh Repository Network held a launch event for ‘ Theses Collection Wales‘. The collection allows users to view both electronic and paper copies of theses and dissertations from every Higher Education Institution (HEI) in Wales through a dedicated

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AEIOU – increasing the visibility of academic research in Wales

We are pleased to announce that the WRN consortium has been successful in their bid for further JISC funding. The AEIOU (Activity data to Enhance and Increase Open-access Usage) Wales project will run for six months and starts this week.  Project

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Open Access Week competiton – WRN

The week of Monday 18th – Sunday 24th October has been allocated as Open Access Week across the globe. Now in its 4th year, this dedicated week aims to promote ‘Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research’.

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WRN Repository Stream at Gregynog

The presentations delivered at the repository stream are now available online from the WRN website at: In order to evaluate the training we deliver as a project we look to collect feedback wherever possible to feedback to our sponsors

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Repositories Strand – Gregynog 2010

Just a reminder that we have announced the repository stream programme at this year’s Gregynog Colloquium. Please book now to attend as delegate bookings are closing at the end of this week (Friday 21st)! The full Colloquium programme is available

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Open Access Week underway

Open Access Week is now underway and the Welsh Repository Network has been gathering together some of the news stories they have seen. Read more on their blog at: They would like to gather together any stories from around Wales to do

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