Author Archives: Neil Jacobs

About Neil Jacobs

JISC Programme Director, Digital Infrastructure (Information Environment)

Jisc and international OA infrastructure

This post is a companion to a poster Balviar is presenting for Jisc at the Open Repositories conference next week in Dublin. You can download the poster [PDF] here: Jacobs_OR2016_POSTER The poster gives three views of how Jisc is contributing to, and building on, international infrastructure for OA. Those three ways are: 1. Expressing open … Read more

What is a repository?

“What is a repository” was one of the first questions I faced on joining Jisc back in 2005 and, of course, it was not the first time it had been asked even then, and it has come up periodically since then. With many OA (and some open data) policies explicitly mentioning “repositories”, it might be … Read more

Groups looking at OA

I produced a slide showing what i understand (or, perhaps in some cases, misunderstand) to be the groups in the UK and Europe with a remit that covers OA. This is not comprehensive, I’m sure. Because i created it for Jisc purposes, it has a Jisc flavour to it. However, it might be useful for … Read more

Shaping the future of Jisc OA services – A sector-wide view

In this post, Rob Johnson of Research Consulting reports on the results of recent research to inform the development of Jisc’s OA services. We think the findings will be of wider interest. Rob writes: Back in February we were asked by Jisc to help inform the development of Jisc’s future open access (OA) services, including … Read more

Research metrics and indicators – some Jisc work

Introduction This post outlines some of the most important Jisc activities in the area of research metrics and indicators and, in particular, the data infrastructure underpinning them. The data underpinning metrics can be divided into that relating to objects, which need identifiers, and that relating to activity. Identifiers Identifiers for the key entities in research … Read more