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Hirsla is Landspitali's (LSH) repository or digital archive. It is intended to capture, store and preserve LSH employees' scholarly works and to make it available to the research community through Open Access protocols. Hirsla contains articles from both Icelandic and international journals
Any employe of LSH is able to deposit data in Hirsla. Submission policies are decided by the LSH library department and implemented by the Hirsla administrators. Please note that you must be the copyright holder or authorized by the copyright holder to make a submission.
That depends on whether your work has previously been published. If your work has not been published before then yes, you retain your copyright. However, if you have been published in a traditional journal then most likely you will not retain copyright, but most traditional publishers now allow you to self-archive in your institutional repository like Hirsla.
To register, go to http://hirsla.lsh.is/lsh/password-login You will be prompted to enter an email address. Once you have done this, you will be sent a token that, when clicked, will prompt you for more information and will create your account.
Why should I submit my research (articles) to Hirsla?
To archive, preserve and increase the exposure of your work, both on a personal and institutional level. Research has shown that Open Access articles can increase the number of citations to your work by between 50 to 300% http://opcit.eprints.org/oacitation-biblio.html. More citations means more exposure means more citations which can ultimately assist with funding proposals as well as increasing the amount of available knowledge and research information to those who do not have access to high priced subscription based journals. Research papers hosted in Hirsla are also retrieved by a search engine, and have a higher ranking because of high quality metadata attached to them. Hirsla is (OAI-PMH) compliant.
An IR like Hirsla is central to the mission of the Library, which is to plan for, and provide access to a broad spectrum of information resources and services to support the teaching, learning and research activities in the hospital. This mission flows from the purpose of the University, which is the discovery, communication and preservation of knowledge.
When your item becomes a part of the Hirsla repository it is assigned a persistent URL. This means that, unlike most URLs, this identifier will not have to be changed when the system migrates to new hardware, or when changes are made to the system. DSpace is committed to maintaining the integrity of this identifier so that you can safely use it to refer to your item when citing it in publications or other communications. Our persistent urls are registered with the Handle System, a comprehensive system for assigning, managing, and resolving persistent identifiers, known as "handles," for digital objects and other resources on the Internet. The Handle System is administered by the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI), which undertakes, fosters, and promotes research in the public interest.
There is no limit to the file types you can store in Hirsla (e.g. PDFs, Word documents, Excel Spreadsheets, HTML, XML, multimedia files such as MP3, WAV or GIF and JPEGs, right down to proprietary file structures). It is even possible to store complete web pages and sites!
Absolutely, Google loves Hirsla, because Hirsla is Open Access Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) compliant. The OAI-PMH makes the metadata for each item available to external harvesters. That means that once an item is submitted into Hirsla it will be made available to search engines such as Google, Yahoo or Open Access search engines such as OAIster.
Every item (article) page on Hirsla website now includes links to a range of social bookmarking / sharing websites.( Del.icio.us - Citeulike - Connotea - Facebook - Stumble it! ) Social bookmarking links can be found at the top of all items (articles) pages. These sites allow you to store, tag and share links across the internet. You can share these links both with friends and people with similar interests. You can also access your links from any computer you happen to be using. So, if you come across a item (article) in Hirsla that you find interesting and want to save for future reference or share it with other people, simply click on one of these links to add to your list.
A researcher page is a unique web page, accessible from within the Hirsla repository, that allows a researcher to list more detailed information about themselves. Researcher pages can display links to personal websites, teaching or research information, additional personal details, a picture and links to research work both within and external to the repository. If you are intresting in making your own researcher page just ask our administrator firstname.lastname@example.org to set one up for you.
The software used for Hirsla is called DSpace. DSpace is an open source software package that provides the tools for management of digital assets, and is commonly used as the basis for an institutional repository. Open Repository is a service from BioMed Central we use to host and maintain our repository.
1. Læknablaðið : Icelandic medical journal - 2. Tímarit hjúkrunarfræðinga : Icelandic nursing journal - 3. Sálfræðiritið : tímarit Sálfræðingafélags Íslands - 4. Ljósmæðrablaðið : Icelandic midwifery journal - 5. Tímarit lífeindafræðinga - 6. Iðjuþjálfinn : Icelandic journal of occupational t herapy - 7. Sjúkraþjálfarinn - 8. Öldrun : tímarit um öldrunarmál - 9. Tannlæknablaðið : Icelandic dental journal
Common terms used in context with Open Access
Postprint: post-refereed paper
Publisher's version: published paper with the publisher's layout
Self-archiving: where you submit the material yourself
SHERPA: Securing a Hybrid Environment for Research, Preservation and Access
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What is Open Access?
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What is Open Access journal?
I have free online access to all the journals I need at my institution, so why do we need Open Access?