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The UK National PID Consortium

This is a guest blog post by Alice Meadows, Director of Community Engagement, National Information Standards Organisation (NISO). If you’re reading this post, the chances are you’re already a fan of persistent identifiers (PIDs). You may have an ORCID iD. You understand why to cite DOIs rather than URLs. You’re [probably] familiar with organisation identifiers […]

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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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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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Developing a research data policy framework for all journals and publishers

As part of the Data Policy Standardisation and Implementation Interest Group (IG) of the Research Data Alliance (RDA), Jisc has been working on journal research data policies in order to promote open data sharing and good data practice. On 21 February 2020, an article was published detailing the outcome of the group’s work: Developing a […]

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The Knowledge Exchange and Transitional Open Access for Smaller Publishers

The launch of Plan-S has created a great deal of interest surrounding the potential benefits, as well as complications surrounding a policy mandating full and immediate Open Access (OA). Institutions and organisations continue to discuss the implementation of the plan but have expressed concerns about what they are really meant to do in order to […]

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Evolving the PID landscape: The power of working together

Introduction Fostering knowledge-sharing and community collaboration to drive ORCID identifier adoption is an essential part of Jisc’s  remit as the ORCID UK consortium lead. As part of this remit we are engaging in a number of key international and national Persistent Identifier (PID) initiatives and activities.  Persistent identifiers provide global solutions to the barriers preventing […]

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SAGE Publishing supplies full-text articles to Publications Router

SAGE Publishing, one of the world’s leading independent academic and professional publishers, is now supplying full-text content to Jisc’s Publications Router service. The research articles, which span a wide range of subject areas, are then distributed to institutions and automatically ingested into their open repositories, enabling them to capture and disseminate the outputs of their […]

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IOP Publishing supplies full-text content to Publications Router

IOP Publishing, the publishing arm of the Institute of Physics, has become the latest publisher to supply full-text articles to Jisc’s Publications Router for onward distribution to institutions’ open repositories. This helps the institutions capture and disseminate the articles their researchers have written, showcasing the results of their research programmes and helping them demonstrate compliance […]

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Horizon 2020 and UK Research and Innovation Requirements for H2020 Projects

Twice a year, Jisc contacts Horizon2020-funded projects in the UK on behalf of OpenAIRE (www.openaire.eu) which supports the EC’s Open Access policies.  Jisc is the National Open Access Desk for OpenAIRE in the UK, and we contact project coordinators because there are particular Open Access obligations within most of the Horizon2020 projects for the EC: Open […]

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Embedding IRUS-UK statistics into IR web pages – the IRUS-UK widget

The IRUS team have developed a widget in response to requests from IR (institutional repository) managers who wanted to surface usage statistics more visibly in their IR and encourage open access. Using this new widget, institutions can embed IRUS-UK COUNTER-conformant statistics into their own institutional repository (IR) pages. This means it can provide them with […]