Between the 9th and 11th of March, I was at the annual conference of RLUK (Research Libraries UK). I had the privilege of explaining the One Repo project in a lightning talk in the 20×20 format — exactly 20 slides, each shown for exactly 20 seconds. The video of that talk is now available:
Obviously I had to cut some corners in the time available, so it’s not quite a comprehensive presentation — but I think it’s a pretty good introduction.
We are delighted to announce that SPARC Europe has sponsored The One Repo with funds to get us started with harvesting repositories. We’re honoured that SPARC Europe sees the same vision as us, and very proud to consider them our partners in this work.
Once again, we’re delighted to announce a new member of the One Repo Advisory Board. One of the important directions we want to go with The One Repo is presenting the metadata of all the world’s open-access publications as Linked Data. To help us figure out the many issues involved in doing this right, we’ve brought in Rob Sanderson, a world expert in Linked Data and especially it use in the bibliographic realm.
When I announced the formation of the One Repo advisory board a few days ago, I mentioned that we’d invited a few more people to join and were waiting for them to finalise their agreement. I am absolutely delighted to announce that we’re now able to add Ginny Barbour.
We are delighted today to unveil the One Repo Advisory Board! Although I (Mike) and my Index Data colleagues are plenty involved with the world of open access, we’re well aware that others have far more experience and insight. So we’re working with four of the very best.