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OpenDOAR’s Plan S repository self-assessment tool

In August 2021, OpenDOAR launched its free Plan S Repository self-assessment tool to the global repository community to aid repositories in building high standards and broadening their impact.  What does it do?  The tool allows repository managers to see how their repository fares against the six Plan S repository requirements offering clear explanations, implementable guidance and good practice tips along the way.  The tool serves to aid the development of improved […]

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Jisc OA news has moved to a new home – our new research blog

Jisc’s Scholarly Communications blog is drawing to a close following the launch of our new Research blog. This means that all our new updates about open access and scholarly communication will now appear on the Research blog, so that’s the place to look for all the latest news from here on. This includes announcements about […]

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CORE reaches 30 million visits per month

CORE has reached a new milestone of 30 million monthly active users. This follows already significant growth of CORE’s user base in 2020, as we only reported achieving 20 million monthly users in June 2020.  This usage growth is also reflected in a substantial improvement of CORE’s Alexa Global Rank. As of November 1, 2020, […]

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Open Access Quarterly Update – Issue 19: December 2020

Welcome to the December 2020 Issue Editorial This has been, by any standards, a trying year. With a vaccine actually being distributed as I write this, we can perhaps look forward to the new year with more confidence than we thought even a month ago. We all, as a sector and as a society, obviously […]

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Talking about transitional agreements: an open access community event

Introduction Jisc’s open access (OA) community events provide opportunities for institutions to discuss key topics in OA, to share strategies and to learn from others. This session focused on transitional agreements (TAs) and communicating these with different audiences. We invited speakers from a range of institutions to share their experiences of communicating TAs with a […]

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Jisc Sherpa services, responding to the changing policy environment

Equity and inclusion in Jisc Sherpa Services The theme of this year’s Open Access Week is taking action to build structural equity and inclusion. Jisc’s Sherpa services are accessible globally and have a key position in the world’s open research service infrastructure. In celebration of Open Access Week 2020, we highlight some of the editorial […]

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OpenDOAR collaborate with National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Japan – LocalDOAR

We recently announced that OpenDOAR has undertaken a record review exercise which resulted in an additional 683 repository records from Japan. Our UK-based editorial team collaborated with Japan’s National Institute of Informatics (NII) to make this happen. As part of this project, NII used a local version of OpenDOAR, called NII LocalDOAR, which allowed them […]

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Open Access Quarterly Update – September 2020

Issue 18: September 2020 Welcome to the September 2020 Issue Editorial We are delighted to announce that we have just signed a new deal with the Open University, to continue our joint funding of the highly successful CORE service, giving access to over 200 million papers and growing. As open access continues to be embedded […]

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An OpenDOAR milestone: LocalDOAR

OpenDOAR has an exciting announcement to make to the repository and open research community. Over the last few months the team have been working with Japan’s National Institute of Informatics (NII) in a record review exercise. For this, NII were given a temporary, local version of OpenDOAR, “NII LocalDOAR”, where they were able to freely […]

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CORE update for April to June 2020

  CORE’s Quarterly Update Contents 1. 20 million monthly CORE users and growth of CORE’s worldwide rank 2. CORE Repository Dashboard and Repository Edition releases 3. CORE helps Lean Library to provide OA research papers 4. CORE Ambassadors’ network and achievements 5. CORE Discovery and repositories 6. CORE team research accomplishments 7. CORE negotiations and […]