Project Update January 2016

What have we done recently?

  • We have extracted article processing data direct from our system (EPrints) and submitted this to the Jisc APC analysis.
  • CASRAI UK initial webinar has taken place and plans are being made for initial working groups – which I hope will include further work on open access definitions.

http://casrai.org/Call_for_Participation_in_UK_Chapter

  • The Research Excellence Framework Open Access plug-in for EPrints has been tested and delivery of the full version is anticipated before the end of January.
  • We continue to explore options to improve our service.  We are trying to process all fully open access costs expediently but there are a number of issues associated with this and we will liaise with other Pathfinder projects on this topic.
  • We are continuing to improve our open access reports to schools and colleges.  The current version gives a chart of % full text articles and conference proceedings and lists those articles with no full text on the repository. We plan to add REF exemption information once that is available and dates of when the full text was accepted, as well looking at REF eligible staff who might be at risk of non-compliance.  As usual revised code will be shared with the EPrints community – but do let us know if you want some information or code now.

open access chartWhat’s next?

  • We plan to publish formal case studies about EPrints  and Fedora and Open Access by March 2016.  Case study to date is document in this blog – see earlier posts.
  • We will be looking at sharing best practice on recording funders in EPrints and sharing some code for this.
  • Installation of the REF Open Access module and live use.
  • We are speaking to peer sites notably the LOCH Pathfinder sites to compare processes and share best practice.
  • We are signed up to participate in Jisc Monitor – systems and reports for managing open access – testing.  We already know our data export fits the specification and can be imported successfully – more testing to follow.

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