Celebrating the Five Year Anniversary of the UK ORCID Consortium

August 2020 sees the 5-year anniversary of the UK ORCID consortium. The evolution of ORCID and the UK Consortium can be viewed as a change programme. If we look back and reflect, what have been the drivers for change and what improvements can we celebrate? The UK ORCID community was formed and has grown Before […]

8th International Workshop on Mining Scientific Publications (WOSP), 2020

Due to unprecedented events following the global pandemic situation, this year, the 8th International Workshop on Mining Scientific Publications (WOSP), 2020 was fully organised virtually. The entire workshop constituted a single day, with four sessions, featuring keynote talks, with accepted paper presentations and a shared task on citation context classification. More details regarding the programme […]

Fact Romeo

Retirement of old Sherpa Romeo and Fact

Following the launch of the new versions of Sherpa Romeo and Sherpa Fact, we are taking the opportunity to inform you that the old versions of the services have now been retired. What do I need to do about my Romeo/Fact URLs? All of our services are now running on the new platform, which is available at URLs on the retired system will automatically forward to the appropriate page on the new system. This […]

Release of the new CORE Repository Dashboard

Release of the new CORE Repository Dashboard (also containing tools to support REF2021 Open Access Compliance) We are extremely pleased to announce today the roll out of a major upgrade release of the CORE Repository Dashboard. Functionality The service has been developed to support the 10,000+ CORE data providers. The upgraded CORE Repository Dashboard enables […]

Fact Romeo

Introducing the new Sherpa Romeo and Sherpa Fact websites

The Jisc open access team is delighted to announce the release of the latest version of Sherpa Romeo, which goes live today and is launched alongside a new version of Sherpa Fact. We have made major improvements that enhance the overall usability of our systems, including at-a-glance summaries of different policy options that are available […]

CORE reaches 20 million monthly users

For nearly a decade, we have followed our mission to bring open access research to the public, facilitating  free unrestricted access to research for all. We are excited to announce that we have just reached another milestone on this journey. Specifically, we have reached 20 million monthly active users for the first time. The COVID […]

OA digest

Quarterly OA Digest – June 2020

Welcome to the June 2020 issue As we move towards what we hope will be a loosening of lockdown and a reduction in the risk from the coronavirus itself, we are starting to see the wider damage that has been done to our HE sector and our economy as a whole. We do not know […]

The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries has accepted two papers from CORE

Members of the CORE Team have been working on submissions for the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) and today we are extremely happy to inform our readers that our two teams have both received acceptance notices. Doctors  Bikash Gyawali, Nancy Pontika and Petr Knoth have been working on “Open Access 2007-2017: Country and University […]

CORE helps Lean Library to provide its users with freely accessible copies of research papers

Lean Library – a browser extension that brings library services directly into a patron’s browser – enriches its services with CORE’s help and brings to its users even more open access articles. The Lean Library browser extension delivers library services into library users’ workflows, wherever they are, with one aspect of this being the direction […]

Jisc launches Research Repositories Dynamic Purchasing System

Jisc are pleased to announce the launch of the Research Repositories Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS). The DPS is a framework that provides a light touch route for Jisc members to procure repository services. The DPS was created following feedback from the UK research sector and Jisc members about difficulties of procuring repository services, and the […]