Author Archives: Frank Manista

OpenAIRE: Impact and Measurement of Open Access

On the 14th of February, OpenAIRE held a workshop in Oslo, Norway entitled “Impact and Measurement of Open Access” at the University College of Applied Science.  Since the OA movement started, much has been done to promote the ideals of sharing research, and the push continues to build the tools needed to allow researchers to … Read more

Jisc open access digest, issue 2, now available

Dear Colleagues, The second issue of the Jisc open access digest is available on the Jisc open access webpage: It is also available at the following PDF link: and in the Jisc repository: You can also sign up to receive it automatically: If you have any questions, please get in touch: Thanks! … Read more

Inaugural Edition of the Open Access Digest

Dear Colleagues, Please find the links below to the first edition of the Open Access Digest, which is a new mode of disseminating and promoting the important work Jisc is doing in and around OA. The Digest can be found on the OA section of the Jisc website: and in the Jisc repository: To … Read more

CERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI9) by Frank Manista

Representatives from Jisc attended OAI9 from 17-19 June in Geneva Switzerland, where many institutions and individuals discussed a variety of rich undertakings around Open Access. Here are some highlights that I thought would be of interest: Main Take-Aways: Researchers want a clearer shift toward open science/access, leading to diminishing importance of traditional journals The three … Read more