New resource: Springer Computer Sciences eBook Collection

IReL members now subscribes to the Springer Computer Sciences eBook Collection, which supercedes our license to the Lecture Notes on Computer Science series. The larger Computer Sciences collection publishes around 1,200 book per year. We will have immediate access to all the content, including all LNCS titles, as they are published in 2021.  We will retain …

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IReL joins SCOAP3

With the participation of IReL, Ireland now becomes the 44th country in the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3), the world’s largest disciplinary open access (OA) initiative. This is welcome news for all high-energy physics researchers in Ireland, as it allows them to continue to publish OA in the sponsored journals, …

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IReL announces R&P open access agreement with the Royal Irish Academy

IReL announces R&P open access agreement with the Royal Irish Academy IReL is pleased to announce a 2021-2023 Read and Publish agreement with the Royal Irish Academy (RIA), the first such agreement with an Irish publisher. Articles by university-affiliated corresponding authors that are accepted for publication from 1 January 2021 in RIA journals will be …

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New IReL open access agreement with the American Institute of Physics

IReL is very pleased to announce our latest open access agreement: with the American Institute of Physics. The agreement, from January 2020 to December 2022, will allow all accepted articles from IReL member corresponding authors to be immediately open access upon publication. Articles will be shared under a CC-BY license and authors will retain copyright.  …

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IReL purchases Cambridge journals digital archive

IReL is pleased to announce that we have purchased perpetual access to the Cambridge University Press journals digital archive on behalf of the following members: Dublin City University Royal College Surgeons In Ireland University College Cork Maynooth University Trinity College Dublin University College Dublin National University Of Ireland, Galway TU Dublin University Of Limerick The …

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ConsortiaManager: IReL’s new management system

IReL is implementing a new management system: ConsortiaManager, a service from a Danish company specifically for library consortia to manage workflows of agreement negotiations, licenses, ordering and invoicing, journal collection title lists and usage statistics. ConsortiaManager is a popular platform for library consortia internationally, including Bibsam, DEFF and SCELC.

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TU Dublin – City Campus joining IReL e-resource agreements

IReL is delighted to welcome TU Dublin – City Campus (formerly Dublin Institute of Technology) as our newest member. We are working with them to include them in all IReL publisher agreements renewed in 2019. This includes: Publisher Resource AAAS (Science) Science Online AACR (American Association for Cancer Research) AACR journals AAI (American Association of …

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IReL supporting EUA Open Access study

IReL and the Irish Universities Association are supporting a major study by the European Universities Association to explore future scenarios for new Open Access publishing agreements. “The study intends to analyse the impact of the ‘read-and-publish’ (R&P) agreements on the scholarly publication system, while proposing new, viable ways to comply with the increasing number of …

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