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 … Read more

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

Join Jisc at UKSG 2018

Jisc will be delivering more sessions than ever at this year’s UKSG conference in Glasgow. The scale reflects the breadth of our activities and where we are engaged on behalf of or in partnership with you, our members to deliver on your needs. Our sessions include a number on open access from Liam Earney’s plenary … Read more