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Friday, December 17, 2004

JISC support for Southampton initiative

JISC has released a supportive statement on the University of Southampton commitment to open access. Excerpt: 'Public online access to research findings emanating from universities, enabled through funding the development of institutional repositories, is a JISC priority (The forthcoming edition of JISC Inform, available in January 2005, includes an overview of repositories). Southampton University has, through its JISC-funded TARDis project, examined how institutional repositories can be used by researchers to deposit their outputs, to provide a rich source of material to build the UK's research infrastructure. Southampton is now taking its TARDis 'experiment' institution wide, and has the full backing of its most senior staff.'