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Publication strategies & Open Access: RePub: the EUR repository

RePub: the EUR repository

"Modern library services"

The atmosphere in our libraries has changed drastically since the 18th century - stray dogs, for example, are not welcome anymore in our buildings, and carrying arms is no longer allowed. Technically we have also made some progress, as we started to use databases and digitization. Our basic role, however, has not changed: libraries still exist to provide useful services to their communities of users.

The repository service - RePub

This also holds for the institutional repository RePub. While most of the University Library services focus on the staff of the Erasmus University in their role as readers, RePub first of all provides services to the staff members as authors.

Apart from functioning as a shop-window, displaying EUR research results, RePub:

  • provides the possibility to publish EUR research results in Open Access
  • offers possibilities to present publications as part of collections, for example EUR Department of Sociology or ESE working papers.

As RePub is built on Google’s own infrastructure, publications by EUR authors usually are found quite high in the rankings of search engines.

Your input in RePub

To be able to make your publications available to the world of readers out there, RePub quite literally needs your input. Most of the things you write will be published as articles or book chapters. For reasons of copyright not ever article can be put on display in RePub in its definitive form. Obviously it can, if it was published in so-called "gold" Open Access (i.e. when "Article Processing Charges" were paid). If that is not the case, we can still make them available to the world, but then in the shape of your "Author manuscript".

This is why we - literally -  need your input. When an article is accepted for 
publication by a journal, make sure you deposit a copy. If you are using Personal Metis,
use its upload facility. If you are not, send your manuscript to repub@eur.nl.

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