Community events OA support

An alternative OA week, ‘demand management’ and mentoring – discussions from our community webinar

Our community webinar on 27th September aimed to provide an opportunity for sharing expertise and experiences. While face to face events are often preferred (see the write up of the last event), they are costly in term of time and resources and there are limits on the numbers that can attend. So we wanted to […]


Weeding out duplicates on EPrints – new plug-in makes life easier

Steve Byford writes about this new plug-in.  A new plug-in for EPrints is now available to help you spot, weed out or merge duplicate entries on your EPrints repository. The functionality it provides will make it much easier to capture the best information out of repeat entries that really describe the same article, and to […]

OpenAIRE Research project

Open in order to Connect

This year’s Open Access Week prompts us to think about the “whys and whats” of Open Access: The theme “Open in order to __________” is an invitation to share why we are working in open access and what we want to achieve. An important part of our work at Jisc is to explore emerging technologies […]


OpenAIRE and Jisc during Open Access Week

During Open Access week, we at Jisc thought it would be good to remind OA teams and academic researchers, not only about what Jisc is doing in its own right, but what OpenAIRE 2020 is doing.  Jisc is the National Open Access Desk, or NOAD, for the UK, and we help support the projects which […]

New publisher joins Publications Router – Hindawi

As part of Open Access Week, we have a series of posts and announcements which highlight our ongoing work in supporting open access. Today Steve Byford writes about the latest development for Publications Router.  Hindawi joins Router Open access publisher Hindawi Ltd is now distributing its journal articles into institutional repositories via Jisc’s Publications Router […]


Developing Sherpa services – updates to Juliet

As part of Open Access week, we have a series of posts and announcements which highlight our ongoing work in supporting open access. Today, Azhar Hussain starts with news on one of our most well established services – Sherpa Juliet.  An updated Juliet service As part of a continuing programme of improvements to the Sherpa […]


Measuring the impact of OA week: IRUS-UK’s new daily usage stats

A new development for IRUS-UK users and Open Access (OA) Week and beyond IRUS-UK continues to respond to users’ needs with a new development released in time for OA week. For example, the service has recently been asked by one of our institutions, Apollo – University of Cambridge Repository, to measure the impact of OA […]

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Jisc Open Access Button project- our findings

Jisc Open Access Button project has completed and we now have a range of evidence gathered that will influence our assessment of whether there is value in developing any potential service further. As a recap, the project aimed to assess the feasibility of a service in the discovery/ interlibrary loan (ILL) workflow utilising Open Access […]