Monthly Archive:: October 2015

RCUK Open Access Reporting

Universities have been busy submitting their Open Access reports to RCUK. The guidance may have been interepreted a bit differently across organisations and it will be useful to discuss how we clarify requirements and standardise offerings for similar future exercises. We have set our systems up to capture all of the data required and export

REF Testing

Just been notifed that beta testing for the EPrints plug-in has been sent to the test volunteers.  We have till end November to do some testing and provide feedback.  Really looking forward to having a go at this – after 6th November due to various open access and other reporting deadlines looming….

REF Open Access Functionality for EPrints coming soon – yipee

http://scholarlycommunications.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2015/10/08/the-ref-compliance-checker-plugin-for-eprints-timelines-for-implementation/  

Capturing and Reporting Open Access Metadata in Hydra/Fedora

One of the deliverables of the End to End Open Access project is ‘Capturing and Reporting Open Access Metadata in Hydra Fedora’, which Lancaster University have been working on over the past couple of months. We are no longer working on incorporating Open Access metadata in Hydra, primarily because this is the focus of the HHuLOA project and

Open Access and the Research Excellence Framework workshop

The Open Access and the Research Excellence Framework workshop ran on September 10th and was very well attended. A report on the workshop will be coming soon. In the meantime, here’s a summary of the day from Barry Hall at Sunderland: https://oapathfinder.wordpress.com/2015/09/15/open-access-and-the-research-excellence-framework-workshop/ Barry is also part of a Pathfinder project with Northumbria, looking at optimising