Submitted by peter.millington on Mon, 07/02/2011 - 15:16
SHERPA is formed from a consortium of UK universities working to develop institutional repositories and investigating issues in the future of scholarly communication. It is developing open-access institutional repositories in universities to facilitate the rapid and efficient worldwide dissemination of research. SHERPA services and the SHERPA Partnership are both based at the Centre for Research Communications (CRC) at the University of Nottingham. The SHERPA services include OpenDOAR (a directory of academic open access repositories worldwide), RoMEO (a database of publisher’s permissions policies) and JULIET (information on the repository deposit rules demanded by the agencies funding research).