Announcing the release of the report “Knowledge Exchange consensus on monitoring Open Access publications and cost data”

Back in May 2015 in Utrecht and then again last December 2016 in Copenhagen, Knowledge Exchange ran a workshop focused on monitoring open access. The aims of the KE workshop in Utrecht were to explore sustainable open access approaches at policy, service and business levels for all research outputs and information, to the benefit of … Read more

A leaner, faster interlibrary loan service?

Jisc is pleased to be taking forward a project to assess the feasibility of a service in the discovery/ interlibrary loan (ILL) workflow utilising Open Access Button functionality to aid the discovery, creation and promotion of open access content. Through investing in work to be undertaken by Open Access Button and Sero Consulting, we expect … Read more

What are the possibilities for an Open Access Dashboard?

We’re excited to announce a new project, which will test the feasibility of developing an Open Access Dashboard that would visualize data collected by Jisc’s open access services and other relevant sources in a useful and informative way. Background Initial investigation has indicated that there’s a demand from library administrators to consolidate the growing amount … Read more

OpenAIRE: Impact and Measurement of Open Access

On the 14th of February, OpenAIRE held a workshop in Oslo, Norway entitled “Impact and Measurement of Open Access” at the University College of Applied Science.  Since the OA movement started, much has been done to promote the ideals of sharing research, and the push continues to build the tools needed to allow researchers to … Read more

Springer Compact agreement: first year evaluation

It has now been more than one year since the start of the Springer Compact agreement in January 2016. In this blog post, Jisc Collections has evaluated the impact of the agreement in its first year. The Springer Compact agreement is a flipped model which enables researchers from the 90 participating UK institutions to publish their … Read more

Sharing lessons from open access good practice

Following the completion of the Open Access Good Practice (OAGP) initiative, we have produced a new handbook based on the experiences of the nine pathfinder projects. It is aimed at staff involved in supporting open access implementation at institutions in the UK. The handbook summarises the lessons learned by the projects and points towards key tools and resources. A comprehensive … Read more