The purpose of this blog is twofold. First, we’re entering a period in which we hope to make a number of technical improvements to ORO, and so we wanted to create a forum in which we could keep our academics informed of developments, and indeed allow comments in response. You could call this the ‘news element’ to the blog. However, alongside this, I would also like to see the blog used for an external audience as well; the wider repository community who would perhaps be interested to hear what we’re doing about advocacy, the issues we face here at the OU, what we think about broader OA issues, and so on. Anyway, however the blog evolves, I hope you find it useful.