Three years after the MIT Faculty Open Access Policy was established, monthly downloads from the collection of articles made available under the Policy continue to grow, reaching a new high of 30,000 in February 2012.
Oxfam Policy & Practice is a new resource for the humanitarian and development community. Their website provides an insight into Oxfam’s development and humanitarian policy, practice, and research.
When Oxfam began the project, they realized there was no single, secure deposit location for their digital assets on poverty and suffering worldwide. Hence, they decided to implement a repository that could store their digital assets in multiple formats, have simple search and deposit functions to suit users with no background in repository use, and therefore enable Oxfam to showcase their large and ever evolving output of research, program learning and policy information to a global audience.
By partnering with BioMed Central’s Open Repository, the Oxfam iLibrary now has a repository where they can share their knowledge externally easily and quickly through the website. The publications section allows free access to over 3,000 advocacy, training, and research publications from Oxfam and its partners worldwide.
To learn more about why Oxfam chose a repository and how it was implemented, read their case study.
To see and search the new Oxfam website of resources, visit to the Oxfam Policy and Practice website.
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