IRUS-UK Case Studies and Improving Open Access Support

Understanding usage of Institutional Repository content is important Being able to track how many people are accessing repository content and to be able to identify the usage of particular items offers many benefits and provides valuable evidence of the potential impact that a repository is having. In addition, being able to compare repository usage between … Read more

Jisc open access digest, issue 2, now available

Dear Colleagues, The second issue of the Jisc open access digest is available on the Jisc open access webpage: It is also available at the following PDF link: and in the Jisc repository: You can also sign up to receive it automatically: If you have any questions, please get in touch: Thanks! … Read more

The Springer Compact offset model: update on progress

In this blog post, Jisc Collections provides an update on how the Springer Compact agreement is progressing in the UK. In March 2015, Jisc Collections announced that it had reached an agreement with Springer for an offset model to contain the costs of publication and subscription access for UK institutions. Six months have passed since … Read more

7 key findings on article processing charges

As more researchers adopt gold open access, article processing charges (APCs) are becoming an increasingly important part of the cost of research. But what do we know about these charges, and how have they changed in the past years? A new report, ‘Article processing charges and subscriptions: monitoring open access costs’ uses open data collected … Read more