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Perspectives on the open access discovery landscape

Posted on behalf of Andrea Chiarelli (Consultant) and Rob Johnson (Director) of Research Consulting.  Open access discovery tools enable users to find scholarly articles that are available in open form, whether on a publisher’s website or elsewhere. This is a technically-challenging endeavour and also requires a deep understanding of the scholarly communications landscape, the underpinning […]

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Jisc gateway to text and data-mining – status update

Over the past few months, we have been investigating the opportunities for a possible Jisc-delivered text and data mining (TDM) service and analysing options for how we might do so, initially across two existing Jisc services: CORE and Journals Archive. These two platforms already deliver significant amounts of digital content, in the form of scholarly […]

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OA content discovery: what’s next for the Jisc OA Button project

In October, we released our findings from the Jisc OA Button project, which aimed to assess the feasibility of a service in the discovery/ interlibrary loan (ILL) workflow utilising Open Access Button functionality to aid the discovery and promotion of open access content. The project, based on the range of evidence gathered, identified three potential […]

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Enhancing library discovery services with CORE content

Balviar Notay, with Petr Knoth and Nancy Pontika from the CORE team, write about a new partnership between CORE and ProQuest: The CORE service is working in partnership with ProQuest to deliver more content within their library discovery services (Ex Libris Primo and Ex Libris Summon).  What does this mean for the end user?  This […]

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Jisc Open Access Button project- our findings

Jisc Open Access Button project has completed and we now have a range of evidence gathered that will influence our assessment of whether there is value in developing any potential service further. As a recap, the project aimed to assess the feasibility of a service in the discovery/ interlibrary loan (ILL) workflow utilising Open Access […]

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OA Dashboard feasibility study: our findings and conclusions

As work comes to a close on the OA Dashboard project, we wanted to share our findings and conclusions and give an outline of what we are planning to do next in this space. Taken forward by Research Consulting in partnership with Pleiade Management and Consultancy and Digirati, the project aimed to assess the feasibility […]

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Understanding how to deliver Open Access content in library ‘discovery to delivery’ systems

Work is continuing apace on the Jisc OA Open Access Button project which is assessing the feasibility of a service in the discovery/ interlibrary loan (ILL) workflow utilising Open Access Button functionality to aid the discovery, creation and promotion of open access content. The first phase of work being undertaken by SeroHE and Open Access […]

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Evaluating the options for an Open Access Dashboard

As we reported last month, work is underway to look at the viability of developing an Open Access Dashboard which would bring together information on open access (OA) outputs from a variety of sources in order to give institutions actionable insights on their OA activities. These data sources may include Sherpa services, Jisc Publications Router, […]

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A leaner, faster interlibrary loan service?

Jisc is pleased to be taking forward a project to assess the feasibility of a service in the discovery/ interlibrary loan (ILL) workflow utilising Open Access Button functionality to aid the discovery, creation and promotion of open access content. Through investing in work to be undertaken by Open Access Button and Sero Consulting, we expect […]

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Implementing Open Access: 10 Practical Steps

As researchers and their institutions gear up for the latest set of OA policy developments, including July’s OA policy review by Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the release of the Higher Education and Funding Council for England (HEFCE)’s updated requirements for next year’s Research Excellence Framework (REF), now seems like a good time to offer a […]