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Warwick Research Archive Portal is five

The University’s institutional repository, Warwick Research Archive Portal (WRAP), has reached its fifth year of operation. To celebrate, the E-Repositories team will be are holding a series of events over the next term, including a prize draw.

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Keep up to date

Visit our webpage to keep up to date with the celebrations and the prize draw:

WRAP is FIVE

Give me FIVE

As part of WRAP’s fifth birthday celebration, researchers are invited to enter our prize draw – Give me FIVE. This gives you the opportunity to try the service and makes your research more widely accessible

For a chance to win deposit five or more papers to WRAP before 6 December 2013. You will be automatically entered into our draw and you could win one of the following great prizes:

  1. £100 Arts Centre voucher
  2. £50 Bookshop voucher
  3. £25 Food and drink voucher

For more information visit our website or contact publications at warwick dot ac dot uk

Celebration Events

Our celebrations will culminate on Wednesday 11 December 2013 with an event to be held at the Wolfson Research Exchange. This will give you the opportunity to discover more about open access and scholarly communications and discuss the issues. Our guest speakers include Mark Thorley, Head of Science Information, Data Management Co-ordinator for NERC and chair of research Councils UK Research Outputs Network. If you would like to attend this contact the WRAP team publications at warwick dot ac dot uk

Five years of achievement

In July 2013 WRAP items were downloaded 58,459 times across 62 countries; we’ve come a long way in five years.

Since starting as a project in 2007, WRAP has progressed to become one of the UK’s top ten Open Access repositories. The repository has recently been ranked as the 117 out of 1,650 repositories in the world, rising 35 places in less than 6 months. There are currently 52,862 items in WRAP, including 8,201 full text items, all free to access.

WRAP working for the University

WRAP plays a role in supporting the University’s REF submission. It is now the University preferred repository for research deposits to meet funders’ Open Access requirements.

The WRAP team provides help with publishers and copyright agreements and advice across all departments and disciplines. We aim to help our researchers with the changes and demands of scholarly communication now and for many years to come.