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Open access monographs: supporting bibliodiversity

This blog post was written by Graham Stone, senior programme manager for open access monographs. Open access (OA) for journal articles is well-established via pure open access publishers and “read and publish” agreements as part of the transition to open led by cOAlition S. Open access for books is less well-developed, although activity has been […]

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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 […]

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CORE open access

CORE update for January to March 2020

CORE would like to announce their new update for January to March 2020. The first quarter of 2020 was a highly productive period for CORE in terms of growing and developing their products. Highlights CORE is ready to release a premium version of the Repository Dashboard CORE’s products are used by Open Access Helper CORE […]

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March 2020 open access update now available

  Welcome to the March 2020 issue In formulating a response to COVID-19, immediate and unrestricted access to high-quality information is obviously key. But there are also information needs in our current state beyond the coronavirus. For students and academics across all disciplines, working from home will bring its challenges: access to some materials may […]

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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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Being an enabling infrastructure, CORE makes open access more visible and reusable

CORE is the world’s largest aggregation of Open Access papers run in partnership with Jisc and the Open University. As of March 2020, CORE provides access to close to 25 million free to read full text research papers with more than 19 million full texts hosted directly by CORE and more than 179 million searchable […]

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CORE open access

CORE raises repository data quality by consolidating information from external datasets

CORE is constantly seeking ways to collect available OA resources and make research outputs easy to find, cite, link, assess, and reuse. CORE has greatly increased the amount of content hosted directly in its database; last year the service provided access to approximately 12 million full texts, to date it hosts 18 million full texts […]

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CORE open access

CORE has announced a new development – Open Access (OA) Helper

Open Access (OA) Helper is an application developed for iOS mobile devices by Claus Wolf in collaboration with CORE. It enables you to access scientific articles in your device without hitting a paywall. Dr Petr Knoth, Head of CORE and Senior Research Fellow in Text and Data Mining at the Open University, comments: “I am […]

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CORE open access

CORE update for October to December 2019

CORE has published a new quarterly update with more details on its most recent activities. During the last quarter of 2019, CORE released new updates for two of its services, CORE Reader and CORE Discovery, and has initiated new collaborations, for example with LA Referencia. In addition, CORE was singled out for its contributions and […]

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Plan S: considerations, questions and support

Coming into effect in 2021, Plan S will bring new open access requirements and recommendations that will affect funding bodies, publishers, higher education institutions, researchers, and institutional repositories. Preparations need to be made by all those involved to make the transition to Plan S compliance as streamlined as possible, yet planning for Plan S is […]