Powering Down MyOpenArchive. Thanks for six great years.

It is with great sorrow that we announce we will soon discontinue Open Access repository service (the actual date is November 24, 2013).

There are two simple reasons for this:
1) Usage of MyOpenArchive has declined.
2) Our project has fulfilled its original purpose.

MyOpenArchive is an Open Access repository that was created for researchers at institution without an institutional repository (IR). When we launched MyOpenArchive into public alpha in September of 2007, we had one goals: advocate “Open Access” mind as widely as possible. Recently, there has been a growth in the number of Social iR (“individual” rather than “Institutional” Repository)” for researchers such as figshare, Mendeley and so on. And many researchers are beginning to use them with “Open Access” mind.
We recognized that our role is over. Therefore we decided that we discontinue the MyOpenArchive service.

This is not the end of MyOpenArchive, as we have some cool ideas on how to relaunch the service. Stay tuned and expect a relaunch.

Thank you again for using MyOpenArchive as your Self-Archiving platform.

Sincerely,

The MyOpenArchive team

September 20, 2013 (MyOpenArchive’s 6 Year Anniversary)

We are pleased to announce that Open Access India has joined our new partner.

We are pleased to announce that Open Access India has joined our new partner.

The ‘Open Access India‘ is a advocacy group formed in India for advocating open access to publicly funded research in India. This group while sharing success stories of open access movement in the world and India would be working for influencing the policy makers, managers, researchers, scholarly societies to adopt open access policy for their research and to take forward the open access movement in India.

Sridhar Gutam, Senior Scientist of Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture, is managing Open Access India. He created the big Open Access community on the Facebook page. This group has about 2,000 people, and provides many news regarding Open Access every day.

Members of Open Access India are starting to sign up and post.

We hope that today’s announcement will provide the academic research community with a powerful new way to leverage our research contents.

If you would like any further information regarding our partnership, please do not hesitate to contact us.

About MyOpenArchive

MyOpenArchive, founded in September 2007, is an international Non-Profit Organization that advocates Open Access for never-before-published research papers on the web and provides Self-Archiving platform to enable better knowledge sharing in a way that’s easy to publish.
This is not Institutional Repository (IR), but we are calling “Individual Repository (iR)”.

Standing on the shoulders of giants at Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting #lnlm11

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Standing on the shoulders of giants, the credo Isaac Newton quoted in the 17th century, has been refered by a number of scientists in the 21st century. The essential credo urged scientists to do their efforts, which urged internet to develop Web services around the world…

Letterpress printing, which has been said that Gutenberg invented in 1445, marked ‘paper’ revolution among scientists. The scientists embraced mutual reference of paper, which formed journals of sciences. Sciences have gone through the rapid progress in this era. Recently internet urged scientists mutual reference of ‘data’, which formed the credo Open Access (Budapest Open Access Initiative(BOAI), 2002). Also, the online copyright-licenses known as Creative Commons embracement helped scientists communicate a lot of science information for ‘free, available within flexible copyrights and licences.’ The two roadmaps BOAI defined initiated rapid progress of open access journals and institution repositories. As for open access embracement, the credo ‘Standing on the shoulders of giants’ and efforts of scientists community were huge commitment.

Also notable is social media evolution. The informal science information transaction and science communication, for example Mendeley and MyOpenArchive, renewed the conventional recognition among scientists. The next generation of academic services made easy to publish and to share research papers. The science communication development is successful.


Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting is a conventional conference of science communication. From 1951, the real society of prominent scientists and new generation of superior researchers and pupils share the resort in Lindau island, Lake Borden (Lake Constance in English). The discussion among scientists debate the risk and benefit of science, and reality of scientific truth.

There we see the giants of Lindau, and over their shoulders we see young researchers pursue their science carrier. We look forward to join the real communication of their researches, and social transaction of their papers.

This year we hope the class of Lindau develop a next step of science.

Introducing the past, Now and Future of MyOpenArchive at Conferences in US and Europe. #OR11 #OAI7

Today I am happy to announce the thing we hoped so!

On June 2011, two conferences are going to be hold in US and Europe. Open Access and Repository will be the key. We submitted an abstract in order to introduce MyOpenArchive to the poster sessions of the conferences. We are very happy that they accepted us!

  • Open Repositories 2011

OR11

What is the role of social interactions within repository technical communities in developing strong, distributed services and cyberinfrastructure to create open access to and preservation of our shared digital heritage? The Sixth Annual International Conference on Open Repositories (OR11) will address that question in Austin, Texas — often billed as “The Live Music Capital of the World” — from June 7-11, 2011, at the AT&T Conference Center. This popular conference will be hosted by the University of Texas and will feature general conference and user group sessions as well as workshops, poster sessions, minute madness and new kinds of sessions designed to bring everyone into this lively exchange of ideas.

Open Repositories 2011

8-11 June 2011 at AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center, Austin, Texas.
Twitter search: #OR11

You can see our Poster Proposals here.
Also available at MyOpenArchive, of course.

  • CERN workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication

OAI7

The workshop is aimed at those involved in the development of Open Access (OA) repositories and who can influence the direction of developments either within their institution, their country or at an international level – that includes technical developers of OA bibliographic databases and connected services, research information policy developers at university or library level, funding bodies concerned with access to the results of their research, OA publishers,and influential researchers keen to lead OA developments in their own field.

CERN workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI7) (22-24 June 2011)

22-24 June 2011 at the University of Geneva, Zurich.
Twitter search: #OAI7

You can see our Poster Proposals here.
Also available at MyOpenArchive, of course.

At OR11, we introduce the past 3 years.
At OAI7, we overview the now and future of MyOpenArchive.

We look forward to meeting a lot of you and getting tons of feedback at these 2 conferences!

MyOpenArchive launched New Digital Repository for Open Access

MyOpenArchive, founded in September 2007, is an international Non-Profit Organization that advocates Open Access for never-before-published research papers on the web and provides Self-Archiving platform to enable better knowledge sharing in a way that’s easy to publish.

We launched our new website in order to promote “Self-Archiving”.
http://MyOpenArchive.org/
This is not Institutional Repository (IR), but we are calling “Individual Repository (iR)”.

This Open Access Repository are collecting all types of papers, like conference abstracts and presentations – the so-called “gray literature”.
If you have such a paper and would like to add a Creative Commons license to your work, or if your working organization has no Institutional Repository (IR), Open your archives and we’re here to spread them to the world.
We hope all types of papers be shared with everyone.

We believe that Open Access to the scholarly information makes the better world for everyone.
One of our goals is to advocate “Open Access” mind as widely as possible.

Go to the Green Road with MyOpenArchive.

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