Monthly Archives: July 2014

Collecting and sharing APC data

Here, Stuart Lawson of Jisc Collections describes what we have been doing, and plan to do, to collect and share APC data from HEIs. As a part of its work on negotiating the Total Cost of Ownership with journal publishers, earlier in 2014 Jisc Collections collected and released some data on article processing charge (APC) … Read more

Joining up Jisc work on open access

This week, Jo Lambert, Sarah Fahmy and Balviar Notay describe the relationships between some of Jisc’s work in this area. As articulated in Neil Jacobs’ recent update on Jisc’s scholarly communications work, Jisc is committed to providing support to help UK universities implement and manage Open Access. This includes development of services such as Jisc … Read more

Of CRISs and IRs – the challenge of diverse systems

Here, Steve Byford, the newest member of the Jisc scholarly communications team, takes a look at the diverse repository and research management environment in UK institutions, drawing from recent discussions on the jisc-repositories list and elsewhere. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our systems for research information and scholarly communications could talk to each other across … Read more

Sherpa FACT

Sherpa FACT is an information service run by the Sherpa team at the University of Nottingham, on behalf of Jisc, the Research Councils and the Wellcome Trust. It draws from information on Sherpa-RoMEO (on publishers’ and journals’ OA policies), Sherpa-Juliet (on funders’ OA policies) and the Directory of OA Journals, to give advice to UK … Read more