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Some facts and figures

Posted by Peta Hopkins on February 9, 2007

A recent snapshot of epublications@ Bond shows…

  • 349 papers have now been uploaded
  • Weekly full text downloads are approaching 2000
  • January 2007¬†full text downloads – 5471
  • 23183 full text downloads since the first paper was loaded in March 2006
  • 95% of referrals are from Google

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The copyright question

Posted by bulibrary on April 12, 2006

Institutional repositories may contain works where the copyright is owned by the author, or the University, or for which permission has been obtained to include a copy.

Recent trends show that some publishers are becoming more amenable to authors self-archiving their research in institutional repositories.

The Sherpa/Romeo list makes it easy for researchers to check on the copyright policies of journal publishers. Users can look up a journal title or publisher to check on the default copyright policy. The list provides a summary as well as a link to the full policy. Changes or exceptions to the default policy can be negotiated by authors.

The Sherpa/Romeo list is worth considering when looking for potential publishers of your research, however, as policies in this area are rapidly evolving the contract you sign contains the final word on whether you can archive a post-print.

The author owns the copyright on pre-refereed pre-prints so no permission has to be sought to archive a pre-print.

Institutional repositories are about open access and discoverability. They are not meant to replace the quality control aspects of refereeing and publication. But if you are concerned about demonstrating the quality of your research a supplementary file outlining variations with the final work can be uploaded to the repository, or the publisher may simply ask for a link to the final refereed version. Both of these options can be accommodated in e-publications@bond.

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What is epublications@Bond?

Posted by Peta Hopkins on February 21, 2006

An Institutional Repository for Bond University will provide a single solution for the management of a range of the University’s digital assets while at the same time giving extensive exposure and access to:

  • Research and scholarly literature produced at Bond
  • Theses completed by Bond students
  • University archival material such as historical photographs
  • Journals and other materials published by the University

Bond staff and post-graduate students produce research and scholarly papers as a contribution to their discipline and/or as part of scholarly communication. Much of this is intended for publication for the general purpose of recognition and impact and not for commercialisation, individual royalty payment or revenue for the author or the University. This body of research and scholarly output is Bond’s contribution to the outside world and through the establishment of an online repository this can be stored and made accessible from all over the world.

The first stages of the implementation project will focus on research papers and on electronic theses. The repository will enable us to participate fully in the Australian Digital Thesis Program.

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