Usage modules installed at the UBU DSpace 1.6-based repositories
Along last week Tasmania usage modules were installed by GrandIR on the different archives that make up the institutional repository at University of Burgos. These are Thesis and Dissertations, Academic output, Learning objects, Institutional activities and E-Prints. All of them run on a DSpace 1.6 software, and have now a specific usage module available that provides information on global visits and downloads since the platforms were installed, as well as usage by items.
EU-funded MedOANet Project (2011-2012) to start this month
MedOANet project activities will facilitate the development of explicit and coordinated Open Access strategies and policies in six countries of the Mediterranean area (Greece, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and Turkey) and neighboring countries, as well as reinforce regional coordination of strategies and structures among Member States. The kick-off meeting of MedOANet will take place in January 2012 in Athens.
JISCMRD02 Programme launch event
On Dec 1-2, the second phase of the JISC Managing Research Data programme (JISCMRD02) will be launched at a meeting to be held at the NCL Conference Centre, Nottingham, UK. The event will gather representatives from this new round of JISC-funded RDM projects for discussing new approaches and common threads.
Casa Africa Seminar in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Under title: 'Libraries: development cooperation and new technologies', a debate session has been held on Nov 29th at Casa Africa in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, on access to information in developing countries and development cooperation in libraries (see programme). Along the session the multimedia portal Kuwamba (swahili for 'dissemination') was presented. Kuwamba hosts and offers free access to a good share of Casa Africa archives.
OpenAIREplus kick-off meeting
On Dec 6-8, 2011 OpenAIREplus kick-off meeting and the 2nd OpenAIRE General Assembly will be held at the CNR Pisa. OpenAIREplus will build a 2nd-Generation Open Access Infrastructure by significantly expanding in several directions the outcomes of the OpenAIRE project, which implements the EC Open Access (OA) pilot.
2nd phase (2011-2013) of JISC MRD Programme
Information on the second phase (2011-2013) of the JISC MRD Programme for Managing Research data is already available at the JISC website. 27 projects are being funded on this JISCMRD02 call, many of which -such as MiSS at the University of Manchester- are a followup of projects carried out along the MRD programme fist phase.