The Depot Open Access repository becomes international

19 October 2009

Building upon its initial role and funded project given to it by JISC, the Depot is being opened up into a facility to support the Open Access agenda internationally.

The Depot is an assured gateway to make your research Open Access. We provide two main services:

  1. a deposit service for researchers worldwide without an institutional repository in which to deposit their papers, articles, and book chapters (e-prints)
  2. a re-direct service which alerts depositors to more appropriate local services if they exist

The first time a researcher visits the Depot we will automatically check with OpenDOAR, the registry for open access repositories, to find a more appropriate local repository. If none exists then the author will be invited to deposit their research in the Depot. The Depot is OAI-compliant, allowing deposited e-prints to be 'harvested' by search engines and other repositories, giving them instant global visibility.

If you are a researcher/author wishing to make papers, articles, and book chapters (e-prints) available under self-deposit (Green) open access, or if your role is to support researchers with these aims, then please pass on the simple message:

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