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Jisc launches Research Repositories Dynamic Purchasing System

Jisc are pleased to announce the launch of the Research Repositories Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS). The DPS is a framework that provides a light touch route for Jisc members to procure repository services. The DPS was created following feedback from the UK research sector and Jisc members about difficulties of procuring repository services, and the […]

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CORE open access

CORE update for January to March 2020

CORE would like to announce their new update for January to March 2020. The first quarter of 2020 was a highly productive period for CORE in terms of growing and developing their products. Highlights CORE is ready to release a premium version of the Repository Dashboard CORE’s products are used by Open Access Helper CORE […]

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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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An update from OpenDOAR: policy support and repositories galore

Over the last six months, the OpenDOAR team have been working hard behind the scenes on two exciting projects.  The first was to enhance the functionality and create a fresh look on our repository open access policy support page. The second project was a large-scale record import from CORE which resulted in 900 new repositories […]

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CORE welcomes a leading figure in the quest for open access to scientific knowledge

Last Tuesday, March 3, we were privileged at CORE to welcome a leading figure in the quest for open access to scientific knowledge – Carl Malamud. Carl Malamud and Petr Knoth had a very productive discussion of their work, common goals and shared their experience. What is more, Carl Malamud has given a talk at […]

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Plan S: considerations, questions and support

Coming into effect in 2021, Plan S will bring new open access requirements and recommendations that will affect funding bodies, publishers, higher education institutions, researchers, and institutional repositories. Preparations need to be made by all those involved to make the transition to Plan S compliance as streamlined as possible, yet planning for Plan S is […]

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What we’ve learned from the evaluation of the 2016-2018 Springer Compact agreement

As we come towards the end of the first year of our second read and publish agreement for the Springer Compact collection with Springer Nature, Jisc has evaluated the previous pilot scheme and asked what our agreement could mean for the future of Open Access publishing. Here’s what we’ve discovered… The previous Springer Compact agreement […]

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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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What do we do with your article processing charge data?

Every year, Jisc asks UK HEIs to provide details of the individual article processing charges (APC) transactions they’ve made throughout the year using a standardised template. This ongoing project started in 2013 with 17 institutions participating. Since then, the project has expanded to include data on 36,000 APCs from 53 unique institutions, and it celebrates […]

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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 […]