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Collective action for scholarly infrastructures

Today I’m rather belatedly picking up on Cameron Neylon’s January post, which itself was a response to David Lewis’s proposal that libraries devote 2.5% of their budget to pay for shared scholarly infrastructures. I’ve been concerned about the sustainability of scholarly infrastructures for some time, for example working with arXiv on developing their model a … Read more

Reproducibility and open research

Last week I was fortunate enough to attend two workshops that gave me the opportunity to reflect on open research and its contribution to research integrity. One was a stimulating afternoon at the BMJ to consider the future of publishing in health research, and the other was the first meeting of the UK Research Integrity … Read more

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