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open access Open research OpenDOAR repositories

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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Fact open access Romeo Sherpa

Retirement of old Sherpa Romeo and Fact

Following the launch of the new versions of Sherpa Romeo and Sherpa Fact, we are taking the opportunity to inform you that the old versions of the services have now been retired. What do I need to do about my Romeo/Fact URLs? All of our services are now running on the new platform, which is available at https://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/ URLs on the retired system will automatically forward to the appropriate page on the new system. This […]

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Fact open access Romeo Sherpa

Introducing the new Sherpa Romeo and Sherpa Fact websites

The Jisc open access team is delighted to announce the release of the latest version of Sherpa Romeo, which goes live today and is launched alongside a new version of Sherpa Fact. We have made major improvements that enhance the overall usability of our systems, including at-a-glance summaries of different policy options that are available […]

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Advocacy EOSC IRUS open access OpenAIRE OpenDOAR Romeo Sherpa

Jisc Joins the OpenAIRE Legal Entity: OpenAIRE, AMKE

In May 2020, Jisc officially signed up to participate in the OpenAIRE Legal Entity (LE), also known as OpenAIRE, AMKE. Jisc continues its involvement in the current Horizon 2020-funded project known as OpenAIRE Advance, which was set to conclude at the end of December but now has a two-month extension; however, joining the LE means […]

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Community events OpenAIRE OpenDOAR research data Research Data Alliance (RDA)

Building bridges across Open Science in the UK: The RDA UK/OpenAIRE Advance Joint Workshop

On the 6th of May, the Research Data Alliance (RDA) UK node and OpenAIRE Advance offered a joint workshop focusing on our efforts with open access/open science initiatives and the underlying importance of research data. This was the 3rd workshop that the RDA UK has offered and the final workshop for the UK’s national open […]

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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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Romeo

Sherpa Services and coronavirus – delayed decommission of the v.1 Sherpa Romeo API

As the world reacts and adapts to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, we would like to assure you that the health and safety of our members, stakeholders and staff is our highest priority. In line with government advice, all Jisc staff are now working from home and our offices are currently closed. Read Jisc’s statement about […]

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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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OpenDOAR

Beta release of an updated OpenDOAR service

OpenDOAR is the quality-assured global directory of academic open access repositories. It enables the identification, browsing and search for repositories, based on a range of features, such as location, software or type of material held. What’s changed? We’ve been working with our user experience experts and our users to develop a simplified and streamlined website […]

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Juliet Sherpa

Developing Sherpa services – updates to Juliet

As part of Open Access week, we have a series of posts and announcements which highlight our ongoing work in supporting open access. Today, Azhar Hussain starts with news on one of our most well established services – Sherpa Juliet.  An updated Juliet service As part of a continuing programme of improvements to the Sherpa […]