Lenus the Irish Health Repository - A key resource for Irish Health Research


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  • Lenus the Irish Health Repository - A key resource for Irish Health Research

    1. 1. A key resource for Irish Health ResearchAoife Lawton Systems Librarian 23.05.12 RCPI Summer Scientific Meeting
    2. 2. Outline Lenus overview Open Access Future Initiatives
    3. 3. Background 2004 health boards about to be abolished 2005 HSE established 2006 www.hselibrary.ie & IHPA launched 2007-2008 replacement sought 2009 Lenus launched
    4. 4. VisionThe aim of Lenus is to become the primary online resource for information relating to the Irish health services. Our commitment is to preserve, maintain and make freely available for research purposes, policy & research from authors and health agencies on the island of Ireland to the global community.Lenus’ vision is to support Open Access research in Irish health by developing a single access point and repository for Irish health literature and research.
    5. 5. Open Access Movement “BBB” defines open access literature as digital, online, free, and exempted from most copyright and licensing restrictions. “Removing access barriers to this literature will accelerate research, enrich education, share the learning of the rich with the poor and the poor with the rich, and lay the foundation for uniting humanity in a common intellectual conversation and quest for knowledge.” ArXiv 1991, PubMed 1996
    6. 6. What it is What it is not Make research  Self-publishing results freely  A way to bypass available peer review Lawful sharing of  Napster for Science research  Free for producers Way for author to retain copyright Free for readers For more info visit: http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/overview.htm
    7. 7. How do I make my article Open Access? Green route Gold route Post-print Possible OA version fee
    8. 8. OA journals in Public HealthTitle Impact Title Impact Factor FactorIrish Medical Journal BMC Public H 2.36BMC Health Serv 1.72 BMC Infect D 2.83ResPop H Metric 1.46 PLoS MED 15.617Implemt Sci 2.51 Euro Surveillance TBAArthritis R&T 4.36 BMC Surgery 1.40Biology D 3.74 BMC Cancer 3.15
    9. 9. Open DOAR (Directory ofOpen AccessRepositories)
    10. 10. Stats Source:Google Analytics 22/04- 22/05/2012
    11. 11. Putting Irish health research on the map
    12. 12. Future initiativesNational Initiatives Local initiatives: Health Research  OA Week Group  Lenus working Lenus/Rian group  Promotion & Awareness of OA  Necobelac EU project
    13. 13. Further Information Lenus regionallibrary@hse.ie Sherpa Romeo http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ DOAJ http://www.doaj.org/ Budapest OAI http://www.soros.org/openaccess Necobelac Network of Collaboration Between Europe and Latin America-Caribbean Countries http://www.necobelac.eu/en/index.php