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Plan S will bring many changes, but the death of the repository should not be one

On the eve of Open Access Week, Bill Hubbard argues that we must not forget university repositories as the bedrock of open research. This article was originally published in Times Higher Education, 21 October 2018 Image Source: iStock Science Europe’s Plan S has been viewed as a somewhat revolutionary move after years of frustration at the rate […]

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IRUS-UK collaboration: consistent, comparable usage statistics to demonstrate the growth of OA

This is a guest post by Pete Dalton, Evidence Base, Birmingham City University, on behalf of the IRUS-UK team. IRUS–UK is a standards-based statistics aggregation service, enabling UK universities to share and compare information about usage of items in their institutional repositories. Conforming to the COUNTER standard, statistics are consistent and comparable to enable benchmarking […]

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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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Publications Router is now interoperable with DSpace repositories

Joe Tennant provides this update. We’re very pleased to announce that Jisc’s Publications Router service is now available to institutions whose repositories use the DSpace platform. When first launched as a service in 2016, Publications Router was set up to populate Eprints-based repositories as this was the most commonly-used repository platform here in the UK. […]

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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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New publisher joins Publications Router – BMJ Publishing Group

BMJ Publishing Group Ltd is now contributing content to Jisc Publications Router for onward distribution to open repositories, helping institutions to capture their researchers’ papers and make them freely available to all. BMJ Publishing Group publishes the well-known journal The BMJ (British Medical Journal), as well as some 60 others. All of their journals will […]

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Open access community workshop, July 2017 – what happened and what next

On July 18 2017 we held a workshop in Birmingham for members of the open access community to attend as a chance to discuss updates in open access, highlight concerns and successes and consider next moves in the open access arena. The event was a success and most people were pleased with how the day […]

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Findings from institutional survey on the Springer Compact agreement

Back in March 2017 Jisc Collections distributed the Year 1 Springer Compact agreement report to 90 participating UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Simultaneously, Jisc Collections invited HEIs to complete a survey on the agreement in order to obtain the views of the community following the first year since it started. This blog post is a […]

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What do we do with your article processing charge data?

Every year, Jisc asks UK HEIs to provide details of the individual article processing charges (APC) transactions they’ve made throughout the year using a standardised template. This ongoing project started in 2013 with 17 institutions participating. Since then, the project has expanded to include data on 36,000 APCs from 53 unique institutions, and it celebrates […]