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Update on the RIOXX Metadata Application Profile

Balviar Notay gives us an update on the RIOXX metadata work. With those that are concerned with complying to RCUK and HEFCE OA policies you will most likely have come across the RIOXX metadata application profile work. The RIOXX application profile has been developed by Jisc via EDINA and Chygrove Ltd with close input from […]

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Collecting and sharing APC data

Here, Stuart Lawson of Jisc Collections describes what we have been doing, and plan to do, to collect and share APC data from HEIs. As a part of its work on negotiating the Total Cost of Ownership with journal publishers, earlier in 2014 Jisc Collections collected and released some data on article processing charge (APC) […]

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Joining up Jisc work on open access

This week, Jo Lambert, Sarah Fahmy and Balviar Notay describe the relationships between some of Jisc’s work in this area. As articulated in Neil Jacobs’ recent update on Jisc’s scholarly communications work, Jisc is committed to providing support to help UK universities implement and manage Open Access. This includes development of services such as Jisc […]

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Of CRISs and IRs – the challenge of diverse systems

Here, Steve Byford, the newest member of the Jisc scholarly communications team, takes a look at the diverse repository and research management environment in UK institutions, drawing from recent discussions on the jisc-repositories list and elsewhere. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our systems for research information and scholarly communications could talk to each other across […]

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Sherpa FACT

Sherpa FACT is an information service run by the Sherpa team at the University of Nottingham, on behalf of Jisc, the Research Councils and the Wellcome Trust. It draws from information on Sherpa-RoMEO (on publishers’ and journals’ OA policies), Sherpa-Juliet (on funders’ OA policies) and the Directory of OA Journals, to give advice to UK […]

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Authors Accepted Manuscripts from publishers?

The REF OA policy requires the author’s accepted manuscript of a journal article or published conference paper to be deposited into a repository at the point of acceptance. There has been some concern expressed about how easy this is, and here I’d like to outline some moves toward making it easier. At the moment only […]

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OA mandates, Jisc services and university systems

I’ve given a few presentations recently, in which I’ve tried to summarise the technical and information services that Jisc is developing and offering to help universities meet their new obligations against funders’ OA policies. In this post I’m going to share the gist of those presentations. Following the scope of most OA policies, my focus […]

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Jisc Scholarly Communications Advisory Group

We’re aware that scholarly communications in general, and open access in particular, are now a high priority for universities and, as my last post showed, Jisc is busy helping them address that priority. In doing so, we work very closely with sector representatives, especially perhaps colleagues in university libraries and research offices. However, we’re aware […]

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Jisc’s work in scholarly communications

Welcome to this new blog where I will be providing updates on Jisc’s work in scholarly communications, including the work we’re doing to help UK universities implement Open Access, though not our work on research data management. We will be improving the main Jisc webpages to make it easier to find out more about this […]

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