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Rodrigues Eloy

Eloy Rodrigues
"Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe" Eloy Rodrigues is the Director of the University of Minho Documentation Services . In recent years he has devoted much of his work to the development of digital libraries, education and training of librarians and library users and the study of the scholarly communication system. In 2003, Eloy Rodrigues lead the project to create RepositoriUM – the institutional repository of Minho University, and he has directed this service ever since. At the end of 2004 he drafted the formal policy of Minho University on open access to its scientific output. The other main focus of Eloy’s current activity is promoting and advocating Open Access and institutional repositories in Portugal and in the Portuguese speaking world, participating in several conferences and workshops, and conducting several training and dissemination actions in Brazil and Mozambique. In Portugal, Eloy coordinates the technical team at Minho University that is being developing the RCAAP (Repositório Científico de Acesso Aberto de Portugal = Portugal Open Access Science Repository) project since 2008. At the European level, Eloy was member of the EUA (European University Association) Working Group on Open Access, representing the Portuguese Rectors Council, and coordinates the participation of Minho University in various FP7 funded projects related with Open Access and repositories.

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