Categories
Uncategorized

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 […]

Categories
CORE

CORE wins an Outstanding Impact of Research on Society and Prosperity Award

On October 23rd, The Open University held the Research Excellence Awards 2019 Ceremony at the occasion of the OU celebrating 50 years of opening up education for all. Since it was established The Open University has empowered a vast number of students to transform their lives through learning – helping to make the impossible, possible. […]

Categories
ORCID policy

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 […]

Categories
CORE

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 […]

Categories
Uncategorized

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 […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Jisc UK ORCID technical and community support

Jisc is pleased to announce that the UK ORCID Technical & Community Support Coordination work has commenced.  This was a function that was promised as part of the Jisc UK ORCID consortium membership.  It has taken us a little longer than expected to get this resource in place, but we are very pleased that we […]

Categories
Uncategorized

REF compliance checker for EPrints ready to use

Jisc is pleased to announce the availability of the new REF Compliance Checker plugin for EPrints.  The purpose of the REF Compliance Checker is to smooth the process by which EPrints-using institutions can establish whether an article or conference proceeding deposited by a member of their organisation is eligible for the post-2014 REF. To do […]

Categories
Uncategorized

The REF Compliance Checker plugin for EPrints: timelines for implementation.

A number of institutions in the UK used their EPrints repositories to orchestrate their REF 2014 returns.  The REF plugin is a highly developed application encapsulating necessarily complex workflows and interactions and provides the basis for institutions to use EPrints for the next REF. Since the last REF we have seen the launch of the […]

Categories
Uncategorized

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 […]

Categories
Uncategorized

RIOXX 2.0 plugin for EPrints ready to install        

The RIOXX Guidelines and Application Profile provide a mechanism to help institutional repositories comply with the RCUK policy on open access.  Some of the required metadata is also relevant to the REF.  RIOXX was developed in close cooperation with RCUK and its adoption is strongly encouraged.  Jisc has funded the development of an EPrints plugin […]