IReL sign Read & Publish agreement with The Company of Biologists

IReL is delighted to announce it has signed a Read and Publish agreement with The Company of Biologists. The agreement provides eligible authors with unlimited publishing of open access articles in CoB journals, at no cost to the researcher. In addition the agreement also provides read access to these journals Development Journal of Cell Science …

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IReL sign transformative open access agreement with ACM

IReL is pleased to announce a transformative open access agreement with ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery.  The agreement will provide unlimited and unrestricted access to ACM Digital Library during the term and all publications from corresponding authors from IReL institutions published during the term in ACM journals, conference proceedings and magazines will be made …

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IReL and COVID-19

IReL’s office, based in Maynooth University, has closed, but its staff are continuing to work remotely. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of IReL’s partner publishers and vendors are supporting researchers and students by making content freely available during the crisis. They are typically doing this by either: removing paywall restrictions on COVID-19 related …

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IReL supports Open Access with Annual Reviews’ “Subscribe to Open” initiative

IReL will participate in Annual Reviews’ Subscribe to Open pilot initiative, which will flip five of its subscription titles to Open Access (OA) from January 2020. The five journals are: Annual Review of Cancer Biology Annual Review of Environment and Resources Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science Annual Review of Political Science Annual Review …

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TU Dublin joining IReL

IReL are delighted to announce that from 2020, all of TU Dublin will join publisher agreements as they are renewed, making IReL resources available to all TU Dublin staff and students. In 2019, TU Dublin City Campus (the former DIT) joined IReL.  From 2020, TU Dublin’s Blanchardstown and Tallaght campuses (the former Institute Of Technology …

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IReL principles for Open Access publisher agreements from 2020

Following the recent conclusion of the Strategic Review of the Irish Research e-Library (IReL), the IReL Steering Group have agreed the following principles for negotiating agreements with publishers from 2020, based on the LIBER principles. IReL’s requirements include that: agreements should cover both the read costs (reader access to subscription content) and publication costs (for …

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IReL review: findings and recommendations published

IReL “is considered by all stakeholders to be an important and effective part of the infrastructure of higher education and research” in Ireland. The review of IReL has now concluded and its report is now available. The review began in 2018, the request of the Governance Committee of the Irish University Libraries Collaboration Centre (IULCC), …

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Vacancy: Open Scholarship Officer

Maynooth University is recruiting an Open Scholarship Officer to join the IReL team. Applications are sought for the position which will support IReL’s Open Access (OA) negotiations. For more information on the role click here

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New IReL website

Welcome to our new site! And farewell to the old site, which lives on in the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine.  Ian Maleney was the web developer for this site and we would like to thank him for his excellent work, and for all his help and advice.  For more information on Ian’s work visit his …

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Strategic review of IReL

On the invitation of the Governance Committee of the IULCC, the HEA has initiated an independent strategic review of IReL, with support for the review from across government. This review will clarify the opportunities and challenges that face IReL, set out best practice in the provision of national research e-library services, and propose strategic options …

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