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CORE OA support open access OpenDOAR policy

An update from OpenDOAR: policy support and repositories galore

Over the last six months, the OpenDOAR team have been working hard behind the scenes on two exciting projects.  The first was to enhance the functionality and create a fresh look on our repository open access policy support page. The second project was a large-scale record import from CORE which resulted in 900 new repositories […]

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Fact OA support Romeo Sherpa

v2.Sherpa Romeo and v2.Sherpa Fact now available for public testing

The Jisc open access team are delighted to announce the release of test versions of two of our established policy compliance services, Sherpa Romeo (https://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo) and Sherpa Fact (https://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/fact).  We have reviewed and upgraded both services to improve the user experience, helping you manage open access policies and demonstrate compliance with different funder and publisher […]

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Guest post OA Button OA content discovery OA support Uncategorized

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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Events OA support Skills

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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Advocacy Community events OA support open access OpenAIRE

Helping UK open access repositories comply with OpenAIRE’s guidelines

On 11 October 2018, Jochen Schirrwagen from the University of Bielefeld presented a webinar for UK repositories in order to help them comply with version 3 of OpenAIRE’s guidelines for open access repositories. OpenAIRE’s mission is to shift scholarly communication towards openness and transparency and facilitate innovative ways to communicate and monitor research, with a […]

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Community events OA support

An alternative OA week, ‘demand management’ and mentoring – discussions from our community webinar

Our community webinar on 27th September aimed to provide an opportunity for sharing expertise and experiences. While face to face events are often preferred (see the write up of the last event), they are costly in term of time and resources and there are limits on the numbers that can attend. So we wanted to […]

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Jisc Monitor OA support open access

Jisc Monitor User Group Workshop

This blog post is dedicated to the late David Kay, former lead architect for Jisc Monitor’s development stage, co-founder of Sero Consulting along with Liz and Ian Wallis: an ardent kayaker, a “Joe Russo’s Almost Dead” button designer and supporter (and thereby a Dead Head fanatic), and someone many of us called a friend: “Do […]

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OA support

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 […]

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OA support OAGP

Sharing lessons from open access good practice

Following the completion of the Open Access Good Practice (OAGP) initiative, we have produced a new handbook based on the experiences of the nine pathfinder projects. It is aimed at staff involved in supporting open access implementation at institutions in the UK. The handbook summarises the lessons learned by the projects and points towards key tools and resources. A comprehensive […]

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OA support Research project

Shaping our open access support services

Two ways in which we have supported institutions in meeting the challenges of implementing open access over the last couple of years are through the open access good practice initiative and the repository technical support project. While a great deal of progress has been made, supported by these projects, the challenges of OA implementation are […]