Fwd: News from ORBi, the institutional repository of the University of Liege

From: Stevan Harnad <amsciforum_at_GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 07:49:43 -0400

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From: Leslie Carr <lac -- ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 7:36 AM
Subject: Re: News from ORBi, the institutional repository of the
University of Liege
To: JISC-REPOSITORIES -- jiscmail.ac.uk

Congratulations indeed to the team at Liege - Open Access is a simple
proposition, but achieving institutional change necessary to bring it
about is hard work!

I have recently been blogging about deposits in repositories; my
latest posting lists the top ten "most active" institutional
repositories in the world, based on the number of days in which
deposits are made over the last year. By co-incidence, this posting
shows that ORBi, the University of Liege repository, is the most
consistently active institutional repository over the last year.

(See http://repositoryman.blogspot.com/2009/06/hardworking-repositories-global-picture.html
for the complete list. All data is taken from the Registry of Open
Access Repositories, http://roar.eprints.org/ )

Well done to Myriam Bastin and her team on their hard work supporting
the Institutional Mandate introduced by their rector, Bernard Rentier.
Les Carr
PS As the usage of Institutional Repositories starts to increase, it
would be a good time to start trying to measure the percentage of
institutional research output captured by repositories.
On 26 Jun 2009, at 11:01, Stevan Harnad wrote:
> Begin forwarded message:
>> Good news from Belgium relative to the evolution of the institutional repository of the University of Liege, ORBi.
>> I send you below useful information.
>> Thanks you very much for your attention.
>> Myriam Bastin
>> Librarian
>> ORBi team
>> orbi_at_misc.ulg.ac.be
>> --------------------------------------------------------------
>> 26/06/2009
>> 12,000 references in ORBi, the institutional repository of the University
>> of Liège
>> Just six months after its official launch (November 2008), ORBi, the
>> institutional repository of the University of Liège (ULg), has reached
>> 12,000 deposits and gives access to the full texts of almost 9,000
>> publications! These impressive figures are the results of a voluntary Open
>> Access policy at the University of Liège, which has defined the "mandate
>> ULg", ie the obligation for all researchers to deposit in ORBi the
>> references of all scientific publications since 2002 and the full texts of
>> all scientific articles since the same year. Free access to them is
>> conditioned by respect for copyright. This success also reflects the very
>> positive reaction of by researchers regarding this policy and this new way
>> of visibility.
>> At the beginning of June 2009, a study afternoon on the development of
>> ORBi and institutional Open Access mandates was held in presence of Mr Tom
>> Cochrane, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Technology, Information and Learning
>> Support of the Queensland University of Technology (Australia), first
>> university in the world to have adopted a mandatory deposit policy.
>> Another important step will be reached by the next academic year with ORBi
>> as a unique source of information for academic assessments at the ULg
>> (promotions, allocation of funds...).
>> More information:
>> ORBi - Open Repository and Bibliography (http://orbi.ulg.ac.be)
>> Mr Tom Cochrane's presentation: "The open access mandate at Queensland
>> University of Technology"
>> (http://orbi.ulg.ac.be/files/Conference%20Tom%20Cochrane%20030609.pdf)
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