Monthly Archive:: August 2014

RCUK Open Access Reporting

Well done if you have already completed something to return to RCUK. Seems there are a variety of approaches. I’ve gone for trying to answer the questions directly so have a spreadsheet of transactions extracted from our finance system. As the transactions are not always one to one per article processing charge I’ve used the

Has anyone got a ball of wool?

Does anyone remember those adverts in the Sunday Post that asked for a ball of wool ‘Has anyone got a ball of Paton’s 3 ply in araucania ranco to finish a jumper?’ Well I have had a successful day’s knitting today. Like many I’ve been confused about the various initiatives working on addressing Open Access

Repository Fringe – part 3

I was lucky enough to attend the Repository Fringe 2014 in Edinburgh on the 30th and 31st July, representing the University of Kent. It was my first time at the fringe and I really enjoyed the event – many thanks to all the organisers and speakers for making it so enjoyable! There were a number

Repository Fringe – part 2

Masud Khokhar and Louise Tripp represented Lancaster University at Repository Fringe. It was a great event and many thanks goes to colleagues from Edinburgh for organising the event. Some great things came out of the presentation on End to End project by Valerie McCutcheon. You can find the presentation here. We knew that we had to work

Process Review

Just returned from an internal open access process review.  Very useful – we shared a lot of information, identified some actions, and kept calm. We’ll be writing our thoughts up and comparing them with others at the 4th September workshop….maybe we will get some inspiration or be able to share a solution we have found

Repository Fringe

Enjoyed a day at repository fringe on Thursday.  Thank you colleagues from Edinburgh for organising this. Many colleagues and speakers reinforced the view that we do need to work together and bring together the different parts of the open access jigsaw of requirements into a coherent specification and the different tools and initiatives need to