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:  https://www.jisc.ac.uk/content/open-access It is also available at the following PDF link: http://emails.jisc.ac.uk/files/amf_jisc/project_163/jisc-open-access-digest-issue-2.pdf and in the Jisc repository: http://repository.jisc.ac.uk/6478/1/jisc-open-access-digest-issue-2.pdf You can also sign up to receive it automatically: https://www.jisc.ac.uk/forms/sign-up-for-our-open-access-digest If you have any questions, please get in touch: OAsupport@jisc.ac.uk 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

Jisc and international OA infrastructure

This post is a companion to a poster Balviar is presenting for Jisc at the Open Repositories conference next week in Dublin. You can download the poster [PDF] here: Jacobs_OR2016_POSTER The poster gives three views of how Jisc is contributing to, and building on, international infrastructure for OA. Those three ways are: 1. Expressing open … Read more

What is a repository?

“What is a repository” was one of the first questions I faced on joining Jisc back in 2005 and, of course, it was not the first time it had been asked even then, and it has come up periodically since then. With many OA (and some open data) policies explicitly mentioning “repositories”, it might be … Read more

PASTEUR4OA: Green Light for Open Access

PASTEUR4OA Jisc is a partner in the PASTEUR4OA project, which over the last two years has sought to promote the development and reinforcement of OA strategies and policies across Europe. PASTEUR4OA’s core activities included: Supporting policy development: by creating OA policy templates and guidelines and informing policymakers about how to develop or revise OA policies; Promoting policy … Read more