Below is a selection of links to blogs and websites on subjects related to institutional repositories and the developing landscape of scholarly communication.
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- University of Manchester websites
- Open access and copyright websites
- Subject and institutional repository websites
- Funding bodies websites
- Online services
- Research Support Hub
a dedicated support site for researchers of the University.
- The University of Manchester Intellectual Property Limited (UMIP)
provides guidance to University researchers on identifying, evaluating, protecting and commercialising the results of their research.
- Research information from The John Rylands University Library
a useful general guide for researchers of the University including the latest training courses being offered by JRUL.
- Directory of Open Access Journals
a directory of free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.
- Open Archives Initiative
develops and promotes interoperability standards that aim to facilitate the efficient dissemination of content.
- Open Access News
daily updates on the latest developments in open access edited by Peter Suber
- Open Access Archivangelism
Steve Harnad's blog covering all that is open access
- The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coaltion (SPARC)
an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system.
- The SPARC Open Access Newsletter
monthly newsletter of open access developments edited by Peter Suber
a searchable database of publisher's copyright and self-archiving policies.
- The Depot
a re-direct service acting as a gateway to institutional repositories and a deposit service for e-prints.
a directory of open access repositories.
geographical location of repositories.
- Repositories Support Project
support service for UK repository growth.
- Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR)
repository index and usage statistics.
open access to e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology and Statistics.
- RePEc: Research Papers in Economics
collaborative volunteer effort to enhance the dissemination of research in economics.
- Electronic Theses Online System
a JISC funded initiative to improve online access to UK Higher Education research theses.
a directory of research funders' open access policies.
- Research Councils UK
the strategic partnership of the UK's seven Research Councils.
citeulike is a free service for managing and discovering scholarly references
Connotea is a free online reference management for all researchers, clinicians and scientists. Produced by Nature Publishing this web service enables you to store, organise and share your bibiliographies.
Intute is a free online service providing a database of hand selected Web resources for education and research.
a scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science.
an online catalogue of open access digital resources.
a science-specific search engine indexing a large set of data sources including institutional repositories.
access to the British Library's Electronic Table of Contents of around 20,000 current journals and around 16,000 conference proceedings published per year.
Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources.
ScientificCommons.org aims to provide the most comprehensive and freely available access to scientific knowledge on the internet. It uses the Open Archive Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) to retrieve scientific knowledge data from subject-specific and institutional repositories.