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e-pubs Christmas wrap-up

Posted by Antoinette Cass on December 18, 2009

The e-publications@bond team recently achieved its goal of having 3,000 items in the repository before the end of 2009.
Since the upgrade to the platform in April this year the repository has seen growth in all Faculty series and journals with the addition of a Teaching and Learning series. The BTSD faculty is now fully represented with collections for the School of Sustainable Development, the School of Hotel, Resort and Tourism Management and the Australian Centre of Family Business joining the community.
Of major significance is the completion of the task of uploading all 10 issues of the ADR Bulletin published by the Law Faculty over the last eleven years. Thank you to Kendall and Rob for your great work on this journal.
Content will soon be appearing for a new journal that has only just been installed on e-pubs this week entitled The International Journal of Finance and Banking. This journal will be fully edited via the e-pubs site by Prof. Ariff of BTSD who is looking forward to managing the journal articles, which are submitted from all over the world, and corresponding with reviewers in an online environment.
The number of Personal Researcher Pages in the repository has also surged ahead this year with over 70 new pages being created for academics across the faculties, creating a total of 181 PRPs.
Of course I haven’t yet mentioned the Federal government’s Excellence in Research (ERA) Initiative which necessitated the checking and uploading of several hundred papers into the restricted access, or ‘dark side’ of the repository. This area of work will once again be a priority in 2010, but will hopefully be made easier with use of the Excel ‘batch upload’ process now available on the Digital Commons platform. Thank you to Lisa for your assistance in setting-up this new procedure.
Congratulations to all members of the e-pubs team on achieving all the targets set in these various areas of repository work in 2009, and making this a very productive year.


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Open Access @ Bond 14th October 2008

Posted by Antoinette Cass on November 20, 2008


What a good day for e-publications@ bond to reach the milestone of 2,000 items.

As you may know the Bond University digital repository contains a spectrum of academic papers from all faculties, scholarly journals, theses and a growing collection of historical photographs in the Bond Gallery and is building into a collection that is an excellent representation of many Bond researchers’ endeavours and achievements.

The two most recent items to be uploaded to the repository reflect the diversity of material available. An in-depth study of Bond’s acclaimed new technology-rich and architecturally exciting learning environment The Balnaves Foundation Multimedia Learning Centre is of interest to all who work and attend Bond, and don’t forget to view the PowerPoint presentation which is offered alongside the paper.

The 2,000th item is an article from the newest in the line-up of scholarly journals produced at Bond: The ADR Bulletin. The upload of articles is in the early stages for this journal, but it promises to be a valuable addition to the repository and is already amassing good download statistics.

So, what is Open Access and what has it to do with the University’s digital repository?

Simply put, Open Access (OA) is a movement to make available online research and scholarly material for the greater benefit of all, without cost, to enhance learning and scholarly communication.

All OA material is made available with the consent of the publisher and copyright is retained. The main reason authors make their articles openly accessible is to maximize their research impact and this is achieved by placing material in institutional repositories which, like Bond’s, are indexed by Google and other major search engines.

It is in the spirit of OA that e-publications@ bond exists, to enable faculty staff and researchers to contribute digital materials for long-term preservation and world-wide electronic accessibility.

Read more about the Open Access movement and its international growth.

New contributions from our academic staff are always welcome – please contact the e-publications coordinator for further information.

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Over 1,000 good reasons to read on . . .

Posted by Antoinette Cass on October 4, 2007

Over 1,000 papers are now available online through e-publications@Bond.

Bond’s digital repository has achieved this milestone within a year of its formal launch last November. Steady growth has been accomplished with contributions of articles from every faculty, together with the recent appearance of some notable Bond University journals such as Spreadsheets in Education and Bond University Student Law Review who have made e-publications@ Bond their official home. 

The 1,000th paper in fact belongs to our latest addition to the journal fold, Bond Law ReviewThis journal commenced in 1989 and it continues to be an influential publication today.  The upload of all available volumes is expected to be completed in the very near future.

Explore the world of research at Bond University and see what our academics are writing and publishing. The repository provides open access to theses, pre-prints and post-prints of journal articles, conference papers and book chapters, and is indexed by Google, Yahoo and many other search engines.

We always welcome new contributions from our academic staff – please contact the e-publications coordinator for further information.

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