OPEN ACCESS TO RESEARCH - A CELEBRATION
Ned Costello, IUA CEO, pictured with Dr Hugh Brady President of UCD, Prof John Hughes President of NUI Maynooth, Frank Gannon SFI and Prof Ferdinand von Prondzynski President of DCU
Chaired by DCU's Paul Sheehan
The IReL-Open Project is building online open-access institutional repositories in all seven Irish universities and linking these together through a national portal. For the first time, Irish research will be made freely available on a worldwide scale. The project which is managed by the IUA Librarians' Group is supported by the IUA and funded through the HEA Strategic Innovation Fund. More information on the project can be found on http://www.irel-open.ie/
A Keynote speech on the role and importance of open access to research was given by Frank Gannon, Director General of Science Foundation Ireland. This was followed with demonstrations from Suzanne Redmond Maloco, NUI Maynooth, Niamh Brennan, Trinity College Dublin, and Rachel Hill, Dublin City University.
Rachel Hill DCU, Suzanne Redmond Maloco NUIM and Niamh Brennan TCD.
DCU Institutional Repository, recently named DORAS (DCU Online Research Access Service), is available at www.ir.dcu.ie
DORAS contains a growing collection of free, Open Access journal articles, conference and workshop papers, book chapters and theses, all by DCU authors. These papers are indexed by search engines such as Google and Google Scholar, and are increasing the visibility and impact of DCU research on a global scale. If you are a DCU author and wish to deposit your papers in DORAS please contact the DORAS Manager, Rachel Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org