Monthly Archive:: December 2014

Updating OA procedures

We’re all agreed that Open Access compliance is getting increasingly more complex and time-consuming. At Southampton, our Open Access requests have doubled compared to this time last year, policies have changed and more funders are bringing out Open Access policies, in particular HEFCE’s next REF Open Access requirements. In light of this, the Open Access team


Hi, Just adding link to this paper about issues we have in managing open access.  

Hydra case study for E2EOA metadata profile

A significant outcome of the Jisc funded E2EOA project’s September workshop is the metadata profile/specification for Open Access. The key idea for this metadata profile is that it supersedes any system related profiles. Instead it provides a comprehensive starting point from where you can adopt the profile to your liking in the system of your

Useful Open Access Metadata Chat

On tuesday I met with some colleagues from different stakeholders in the Open Access area. I gave an overview of the E2E and CASRAI work on open access metadata standards and encouraged engagement with this to shape it together rather than reinvent lots of wheels. I do hope the draft profile will be available

Open Access and the REF: Issues and Potential Solutions

The next E2E workshop will be taking place on January 12th at Brettenham House in London. The theme of the event will be  metadata requirements, processes, evidence and related issues for the next REF. We were overwhelmed with how well received the event proved to be, with all places being booked up in less than 2