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This Guide provides information and resources about institutional repositories and Wits Institutional Repository on DSpace (WIREDSPACE). It provides guidelines on depositing in and accessing material from WIREDSPACE, as well as OA and OER Resources.
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Denise Rosemary Nicholson, Scholarly Communications Librarian, BA HDip Lib(Unisa); LLM(Wits)


Welcome to this Libguide about WIREDSPACE for Wits researchers and other staff who publish scholarly works. WIReDSpace is the Institutional Repository and Research Archive of Wits University which showcases Wits research on the global stage via an Open Access Platform, DSpace.  Depositing your works in WIReDSPACE is 'self-archiving' or the 'Open Access Green Route'.



    Institutional Repositories

    WIREDSPACE = Wits Research Archive

    On 9 November 2012, Wits signed the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities.  Wits' scholarly authors are therefore encouraged to deposit copies of their scholarly works done at Wits into WIReDSpace.

    As part of their funding conditions, some international funders now insist that a copy of the final papers are placed in an Open Access respository.  

    Please deposit the permitted version(s) of your papers into WIREDSPACE at your earliest convenience. 

    For future publications, please attach a signed Wits Authors' Addendum to your publishers' agreements, so that you can retain some rights for teaching purposes and for placing copies of your publications on WIREDSPACE.  See Tips on how to negotiate an Addendum with your publishers.

    Please peruse this LibGuide for information about WIReDSpace and its benefits. Thereafter, please contact your Faculty Librarian or the Scholarly Communications Librarian (Denise Nicholson at x71929 or denise.nicholson@wits.ac.za to discuss setting up a Community on WIReDSpace and for training on WIReDSpace so that you can load your publications as soon as possible.   



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