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Article processing charges in 2016

Each year since 2013, Jisc Collections has asked UK institutions to submit data on their article processing charges (APCs). Last year, we published an analysis of APCs and subscription costs in the UK for the years 2013-2015. Since then, RCUK committed to extending their block grant until 2020; Jisc Collections and the sector renewed agreements … Read more

Understanding how to deliver Open Access content in library ‘discovery to delivery’ systems

Work is continuing apace on the Jisc OA Open Access Button project which is assessing the feasibility of a service in the discovery/ interlibrary loan (ILL) workflow utilising Open Access Button functionality to aid the discovery, creation and promotion of open access content. The first phase of work being undertaken by SeroHE and Open Access … Read more

Announcing the release of the report “Knowledge Exchange consensus on monitoring Open Access publications and cost data”

Back in May 2015 in Utrecht and then again last December 2016 in Copenhagen, Knowledge Exchange ran a workshop focused on monitoring open access. The aims of the KE workshop in Utrecht were to explore sustainable open access approaches at policy, service and business levels for all research outputs and information, to the benefit of … Read more

A leaner, faster interlibrary loan service?

Jisc is pleased to be taking forward a project to assess the feasibility of a service in the discovery/ interlibrary loan (ILL) workflow utilising Open Access Button functionality to aid the discovery, creation and promotion of open access content. Through investing in work to be undertaken by Open Access Button and Sero Consulting, we expect … Read more

What are the possibilities for an Open Access Dashboard?

We’re excited to announce a new project, which will test the feasibility of developing an Open Access Dashboard that would visualize data collected by Jisc’s open access services and other relevant sources in a useful and informative way. Background Initial investigation has indicated that there’s a demand from library administrators to consolidate the growing amount … Read more

Springer Compact agreement: first year evaluation

It has now been more than one year since the start of the Springer Compact agreement in January 2016. In this blog post, Jisc Collections has evaluated the impact of the agreement in its first year. The Springer Compact agreement is a flipped model which enables researchers from the 90 participating UK institutions to publish their … Read more

IRUS-UK and ORCIDs

Introduction In a changing research environment, we are seeing increased importance placed on Open Access materials available via institutional repositories. Providing open access to research outputs, via institutional repositories, offers institutions an opportunity to gain a clearer understanding of their organisational research profile. This includes understanding what is being accessed and the extent to which … Read more