Author Archives: Balviar Notay

Evolving the PID landscape: The power of working together

Introduction Fostering knowledge-sharing and community collaboration to drive ORCID identifier adoption is an essential part of Jisc’s  remit as the ORCID UK consortium lead. As part of this remit we are engaging in a number of key international and national Persistent Identifier (PID) initiatives and activities.  Persistent identifiers provide global solutions to the barriers preventing … Read more

Funders sign up to ORCID Open Letter

As the persistent identifiers landscape evolves, various initiatives are in progress to improve efficiency and effectiveness in research processes. For example, the FREYA project aims to “extend the infrastructure for persistent identifiers (PIDs) as a core component of open research”. The ORBIT initiative coordinated by ORCID, is engaging with funders worldwide and sets out to “save researchers … Read more

CORE becomes the world’s largest aggregator

Blog post by Petr Knoth and Nancy Pontika at the CORE team (Open University) and Balviar Notay (Jisc) CORE, a global aggregator of full text open access scientific content from repositories and journals, has been growing at a fast pace over the last few months. As of May 2018, CORE has aggregated over 131 million … 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

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 … Read more