Author Archives: Balviar Notay

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

Clarity of publishers’ licensing terms on open access

Cross-sector discussions to consider stakeholders’ needs The Sherpa/FACT advisory group has membership from major research funders (HEFCE, Research Councils, Wellcome Trust), from universities through SCONUL and the UK Council of Research Repositories, from publishers through the Publishers Association, the Sherpa team and Jisc. One of the major topics of conversation in the group for the … Read more

Launch of RIOXX Application Profile

The RIOXX Application Profile was released in its final form on 23rd January 2015.   This is an important development for the UK’s higher education and research institutions since it describes the metadata required to demonstrate institutions’ compliance with RCUK’s open access policy.  Certain metadata elements will also contribute to demonstrating compliance with HEFCE’s recently announced … Read more