Monthly Archive:: September 2014

RCUK OA Compliance – Southampton data

The underlying data to support Southampton’s RCUK OA Compliance return is now available on ePrints: doi:10.5258/SOTON/369449 Our reports are also available in ePrints and now include a link to the underlying data: University of Southampton RCUK Policy on Open Access: compliance monitoring University of Southampton RCUK Policy on Open Access: call for evidence

Report from Open Access Workshop

Please find below our initial report from the Open Access Workshop held on 4th September. We have a lot  to do but are very aware that others are working on some of the issues raised too so hopefully the work AND the ideas to resolve issues will be shared. We will update this blog

Project Update

What have we achieved so far? Our first workshop a lively discussion around information requirements and issues associated with Open Access took place on 4th September.  The report will be posted soon on this blog.    The workshop slides and outline can be found at The workshop findings contributed to the ARMA and other submissions

RCUK OA Compliance – Southampton report – CORRECTION

Please see below the amended RCUK OA Compliance evidence report. In the original post, we had transposed the figures for pure and hybrid, so that pure was listed as costing more. The corrected figures show that an average cost for pure was £1010 and an average cost for a hybrid APC was £1765. RCUK_OA_review_Southampton RCUK

RCUK OA Compliance – Southampton report

N.B. Please see the updated version of this. There was a mistake in the evidence report listing the hybrid/pure costs. Southampton submitted our OA compliance report to RCUK today. We’ll publish the underlying data next week. Southampton RCUK OA Review – Data Southampton RCUK OA Review – Evidence

RCUK Open Access Compliance

Finally managed to submit this report: You will identify several issues associated with us holding the data required across several different systems. We have been asking around for an option to link to the various reports and data from different organisations from one place…..still working on this to facilitate sharing        

Summary of Jisc Initatives

                  JiscRSSP-Poster-V4-24Jul2014 pdf version

Charity Open Access Fund

Arthritis Research UK, Breast Cancer Campaign, the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and the Wellcome Trust are launching a new joint fund for open access.  Read more: There is a briefing 1st October in London.  Not sure if this is full.  The contact at Wellcome is  

Open Access Workshop 4th September

          Thanks to everyone who contributed to today’s workshop.  Loads of great ideas and lots of questions. The summary will be posted on this blog soon and disseminated via various mailing lists.  There are a considerable number of actions arising.  We will try to get them all moving and report back

Open Access Compliance..?

As I head towards the E2E workshop on Open Access Issues and Possible Solution which will major on metadata requirements for monitoring, reporting on and evidencing compliance with various Open Access mandates, I am reminded of a recent discussion I had with a senior official from the US NIH (National Institutes of Health).  The NIH