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Oxford University Press (OUP) supports Oxford University Library Services work with SHERPA

Oxford University Press (OUP) is delighted to announce a partnership with Oxford University Library Services, (OULS) in support of the national SHERPA project.

Under the terms of the agreement, OUP will provide the Systems and Electronic Resources (SERS) department of OULS with online access to articles by Oxford University-based authors published in many of the Oxford Journals from 2002. The articles will then be searchable via the OULS pilot institutional repository and available free of charge to researchers across the globe. Providing OULS with access to such a large mass of research will allow valuable experimentation and evaluation to take place.

"I am delighted that we are the first publisher to become involved in this innovative project," commented Martin Richardson, Director of OUP's Journals Division. "Access to our online journals corpus will provide a substantial collection of high quality scholarly research across a broad range of disciplines, facilitating investigations into some key technical, economic and cultural issues surrounding the creation of institutional repositories."

"It is early days for the SHERPA project at OULS," explained Frances Boyle, Electronic Resources Manager based at SERS. "Our first task is to set up a server with the eprints.org software over the coming months. The collaboration with OUP will enable us to populate the repository with quality content. This initiative will kick-start the project and will enable OULS to host a demonstrator system for the many interested stakeholders at Oxford."

More detailed information about the project will be available later this year from OULS.

For further information contact:
Rachel Goode,
Communications Manager Journals Division,
Oxford University Press
Great Clarendon Street,
Oxford,
OX2 6DP

Tel: +44 1865 353388
Mobile: +44 7957 491505
Email: rachel.goode@oupjournals.org
www.oupjournals.org

The full Press Release is available at http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/news/oupoulspr.html

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