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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 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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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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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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