Monthly Archives: May 2016

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

Groups looking at OA

I produced a slide showing what i understand (or, perhaps in some cases, misunderstand) to be the groups in the UK and Europe with a remit that covers OA. This is not comprehensive, I’m sure. Because i created it for Jisc purposes, it has a Jisc flavour to it. However, it might be useful for … Read more

Publications Router – new publishers join, and next steps

Two major new publishers are enabling Jisc Publications Router to supply their content to institutional repositories. This helps institutions ensure they are compliant with funders’ open access (OA) policies and alerts them to the existence of their researchers’ articles. Regular daily feeds of new articles from Public Library of Science (PLOS) have been live since … Read more

Publications Router, Monitor Local and Monitor UK to move to full service status

Three Jisc development projects to help institutions meet their open access (OA) needs will move to full service status from August 2016. Publications Router, Monitor Local and Monitor UK will join Jisc’s suite of OA support services, following a decision by Jisc’s management board in April 2016. Publications Router helps institutions capture content to their … Read more

New international controlled vocabulary for resource types

The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) has since early 2014 been developing a controlled vocabulary of scholarly resource types. This work has been coordinated by a special COAR Interest Group  with technical support and expertise provided by the Artificial Intelligence Research (ART) group at  the University of Tor Vergata and the Food and Agriculture … Read more