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OA monographs: policy and practice for supporting researchers

Following the release of the UUK Open access and monographs evidence review today, Dr Graham Stone reviews recent activities around OA monographs, including a Jisc community workshop in July.  There is a growing trend across European countries to include open access monographs in funder policy. Most recently, this push towards open access mandates was captured […]

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OA digest

September 2019 open access update now available

Welcome to the September 2019 issue In this release of the update we have information on a significant publisher addition to Router, new facilities in CORE, updates to RoMEO and OpenDOAR,  more work from the ORCID consortium on persistent identifiers, developments to IRUS and more. Jisc is working hard to put in place the support […]

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Open Repositories 2019 in Hamburg – themes and perspectives

Monica Duke, ORCID technical and community support, picks out emerging themes from last month’s conference and Adam Field, Sherpa services analyst developer, gives his personal perspective. All recordings and presentations from OR2019 are now online. Themes from the conference, by Monica Duke The dust is settling over the jostle for space between CRIS and IRs The […]

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June 2019 open access update now available

Welcome to the June 2019 issue The release of further guidance from cOAlition S on Plan S implementation has answered many concerns from sector groups and has confirmed repositories’ key place and role in the envisaged “Plan S World”. As in the UK we await the outcome of the UKRI policy review and prepare our […]

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Community events Skills

Developing a skilled workforce to support scholarly communication – event report and next steps

Building on recent work in the sector in the area of skills for those working in scholarly communication and open access roles, we ran a workshop in York in February “Developing a skilled workforce: the skills needed to support scholarly communication and open access”. Intended to be interactive and practical – the workshop provided an […]

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March open access update now available

Welcome to the March 2019 issue Open access is now a pervasive influence across many different areas of Jisc activity. We are pleased to report progress on a number of different fronts, from engaging with publishers for service content, through supporting professional skill development, to structural analysis of supply chains and its effect on open […]

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Practice research is for life, not just REF – event report

A post by Helen Blanchett with contributions by Luigi Galimberti (Tate). Thanks also to  Professor Maria Delgado (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London), Dr Miranda Barnes (Bath Spa University, Mark Lester (Cardiff Metropolitan University and Dr Tamsin Burland (Jisc) for their notes. We’ve created a Wakelet containing tweets from the day […]

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Open research reports released – a response from Jisc

Yesterday the government released advice from Professor Adam Tickell on moving toward greater open access (OA) to research publications, and the report of the Open Research Data Taskforce (ORDTF) was published. In a post over on our main corporate blog, Jisc welcomes publication of open research reports, Neil Jacobs summarises key points from both publications and gives Jisc’s response.

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Developing skills for scholarly communication

By Helen Blanchett, Jisc’s scholarly communications subject specialist, with contributions from Dr Danny Kingsley, Deputy Director Cambridge University Library – Scholarly Communication & Research Services, Anna Grigson, Head of Content and Discovery, LSE and Education officer for UKSG, and Claire Sewell, Research Support Skills Coordinator, Cambridge University Library. Over the last 2 years, representatives of […]

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December open access update – and season’s greetings!

Welcome to the December issue The recent development from cOAlition S, giving information on issues of implementation, shows that the release of the Plan S principles really was just the first stage in its longer term development. It has become clear that these principles are now seen by many as being both timely and necessary […]