Monthly Archives: April 2016

International advances in digital scholarship: Jisc and CNI Conference 2016, 5-6 July

This conference will bring together leading experts from the UK, US and Europe to explore the current critical issues and innovations in digital scholarship, facilitating an international exchange on leading practice and policy. We are pleased to announce that Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Principle of Jesus College and Professorial research fellow in Computer Science at … Read more

Jisc open access services at UKSG 2016

Attendees at this year’s UKSG conference heard details about Jisc’s collection of open access (OA) services, including an update on the Publications Router. When moving to OA, the main challenges universities and researchers face are achieving compliance, managing costs, and realising the benefits of OA. An overview of how Jisc’s OA services can help institutions … Read more

Shaping the future of Jisc OA services – A sector-wide view

In this post, Rob Johnson of Research Consulting reports on the results of recent research to inform the development of Jisc’s OA services. We think the findings will be of wider interest. Rob writes: Back in February we were asked by Jisc to help inform the development of Jisc’s future open access (OA) services, including … Read more

What you need to know about the Research Excellence Framework (REF) OA policy

Today marks the start of another chapter on the UK’s road to open access (OA) as the UK education funding councils’ post-2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) OA policy comes into effect. It’s been a long time coming. The REF OA policy was announced in 2014, and subsequently revised in 2015, following further extensive consultation with … Read more