Monthly Archive:: October 2014

HEFCE OA Policy Workshop 26/09/14

This workshop reinforced a number of the key concerns and suggestions from our workshop on 5th September particularly: Need to: Standardise terminology around open access Have clearer information on open access policies of publishers Standardise metadata for open access The last of these 3 is the key aspect that E2E is currently focussing on.

Comprehensive Metadata Profile for Open Access

We have been updating our spreadsheet of ‘all the possible fields we might need for Open Access’ and we hope to formalise this via CASRAI-UK with whom I am in discussion via my role as co-chair of the UK Open Access working group. We will try to issue a next draft as soon as possible

Open Access

I was at a meeting yesterday with reps from UK HEI’s and publishers and was asked to give an overview of Open Access reporting requirements in less than 5 mins so here is my informal recording: I’m looking forward to the report from the meeting which came up with many of the actions  that

Open Access Reports to RCUK – Collected Here

Here is a link to a collection of the recently returned Open Access reports to RCUK. Looking forward to hearing back from the review.  I am sure it is not an easy job to make sense of all the apples and pears.