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DRIVER: two press releases
- Subject: DRIVER: two press releases
- From: Sophia Jones <Sophia.Jones@nottingham.ac.uk>
- Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 19:49:30 EST
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***Apologies for cross posting*** DRIVER Comments on EC Green Paper "Copyright in the Knowledge Economy" DRIVER - the Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research - aims to enhance the dissemination of scholarly works by developing and sustaining a pan-European infrastructure for digital repositories. DRIVER has established a community of Open Access repositories including textual research papers and other scholarly publications. The European Commission called for comments on its Green Paper on Copyright in the Knowledge Economy, asking whether the scientific and research community should enter into licensing schemes with publishers in order to increase access to works for teaching or research purposes. Examples of successful licensing schemes were queried, enabling online use of works for teaching or research purposes. The call for comments is part of a consultation process. In response, the DRIVER consortium has set out a number of reasons why the scientific and research community should aim to increase its influence on the development and adoption of alternative licensing schemes. Details of the DRIVER comments are available at http://www.driver-support.eu/newsevents.php. **** DRIVER is pleased to announce the release of the DRIVER Mentor Service. The distribution of repositories across Europe varies greatly. While some countries have well-developed and supported repository communities, others have little or no formal means of communication or support for repository managers. Developing an open access repository can raise many questions. The staff of existing repositories have found that it is very useful to be able to talk through issues with their peers and exchange ideas, experiences, and solutions. The DRIVER Mentor Service introduces developers and managers of repositories to each other with the aim of sharing experience and best practice within the repository community. We hope that everybody will be able to benefit from the service -- both mentors and mentees! -- with the aim of creating a helpful and collaborative community of professionals across Europe. If you would like to be put in touch with a mentor, or would like to register to be able to share your experiences with others, then visit the Mentor Service webpage and tutorial to learn more about this facility at http://www.driver-support.eu/mentor.html. ****
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