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An Overview of Open Access for Open Access Week 2010


ROAR, the Registry of Open Access Repositories, is launching an 
Overview of Open Access that showcases open access material from 
repositories around the world. Picking one recent deposit at a 
time, the animated map cycles around the world's repositories 
showing a description of the deposit itself, together with a 
description and thumbnail of the repository's home page. Every 
few seconds another deposit is chosen from another repository, 
making what we hope is an interesting trip around the World of 
Open Access! The title of each repository and each deposit is 
linked from the display, allowing viewers to explore repositories 
and open access research from around the globe.

To view the Overview of Open Access, go to 

The Small Print!
This is an unfunded, temporary, experimental service provided by 
the ROAR/EPrints team at Southampton. We hope to develop it into 
a useful tool for advocacy: ultimately we would like to showcase 
your repository, your deposits and your institution in the 
context of the world's scientific research. Please bear with us 
if there are any early technical glitches! Any comments and 
suggestions should be directed to Tim Brody 
(tdb2@ecs.soton.ac.uk), whereas criticisms and complaints should 
be sent to Les Carr (lac@ecs.soton.ac.uk).  ROAR 
(roar.eprints.org) is a service which tracks the growth of Open 
Access in almost 2000 repositories across the world. Together 
with our OpenDOAR partners (www.opendoar.org), we seek to 
catalogue, analyse and promote the adoption of Open Access