Monthly Archive:: February 2015

European Funding – FP7 Open Access Pilot

Hello All, The following has been announced:   Details of how funding will be provided to follow soon.

EPrints Open Access Work

Hello All, It looks like Jisc will be providing functionality to capture the open access information for: RCUK (RIOXX plugin available now in baazar) REF Horizon 2020 OpenAire The E2E project is looking at other open access information required for internal management and compliance checking – i.e. everything else that is not required by these

CASRAI UK Open Access Working Group Update

Hi All, I promised an update from the Open Access Working Group meeting that was held yesterday. A reminder that the main current thrust of the group is to produce a data profile for open access.  That is a standard national data dictionary defining terms used for open access such as acceptance date, licence type

Additional Open Access Fields

I’ve just been drafting definitions and help text for the additional open access fields we think we need over and above RCUK and REF requirements. Looking forward to letting Southampton colleagues and EPrints in on our test system next week.  

Working Together

I’ve just been listening to the Jisc Monitor update on ‘Monitor Local’ Recording available here: This is a prototype offering that Jisc are working on for managing open access costs and compliance.  It is not meant to replace existing systems but sits alongside commercial, open source, and local systems as another option.  So whilst

Open Access and EPrints

A quick test of our next iteration of our test Open Access reporting (using the ‘RIOXX’ RCUK PlugIn for EPrints as a basis with additional fields added) and I am thinking: Some additional types e.g. to indicate that a journal did not offer a green OA option – or any OA options.  We might explore

Slow but Positive Progress

We are on our next iteration of our RIOXX testing.  RIOXX was a Jisc initiative that delivered a reporting profile for RCUK open access.  As part of this an EPrints extension has been provided to the community to support collection of the relevant information.   We have already made an amended version (see last blog