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Update on RIOXX plug-in and REF plug-in

The RIOXX Application Profile, which supports the consistent tracking of open-access research publications across scholarly systems, defines the metadata institutional repositories need to record to demonstrate compliance with the RCUK policy on OA. RCUK strongly recommends that all institutional repositories at research organisations in receipt of RCUK research funding implement RIOXX and have asked Jisc to […]

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July update on Jisc activity supporting OA for research papers

As we head toward the summer, I thought it would be useful to provide a further update on the range of projects and services that help universities implement OA for research papers. The update is in this Word document. This update is also being circulated to those attending a workshop on OA in the REF […]

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OpenAIRE2020 National Open Access Desk

Since the start of the OpenAIRE2020 project in January, Jisc became the UK National Open Access Desk (NOAD). This means that Jisc is now providing support and information to help UK HEIs and researchers to comply with the EC’s Horizon 2020 programme OA policy, the Open Research Data Pilot and the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access […]

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CERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI9) by Frank Manista

Representatives from Jisc attended OAI9 from 17-19 June in Geneva Switzerland, where many institutions and individuals discussed a variety of rich undertakings around Open Access. Here are some highlights that I thought would be of interest: Main Take-Aways: Researchers want a clearer shift toward open science/access, leading to diminishing importance of traditional journals The three […]

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Repository and open access managers welcome findings on SHERPA/FACT accuracy

The finding announced today that SHERPA/FACT has an accuracy score of over 95% has been welcomed by repository and OA administrators and managers in UK universities. SHERPA/FACT is a tool for checking whether publishers’ policies provide for compliance with research funders’ open access requirements. Greater efficiency in vital support role Repository and OA administrators and […]

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Jisc Publications Router enters a new phase

Demand for a service to help institutions capture their research outputs remains unabated, and any drive to help automate it will need to break challenging new ground. Jisc Publications Router is now set for a new phase of development as it seeks to do just that. It aims to become a permanent service in 2016, […]