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REF Open Access Functionality for EPrints coming soon – yipee  

Project Update

Key Recent Activities Summary Screenshot from University of Glasgow live comprehensive open access functionality – EPrints   University of Glasgow comprehensive open access management live in EPrints March 2015 RCUK functionality bearing fruit as more records are indicating compliance EPrints OA code shared for community comment and improvement Metadata and system demos discussions and

UKCoRR Members Meeting

The UKcoRR members meeting took place in Glasgow on Friday. There was some very useful updates on REF open access requirements, and Jisc tools and services, and we showed attendees the open access functionality we have live in EPrints at Glasgow. Very useful to have these fora for sharing information.

EPrints Open Access

We add all the info we need re open access direct to EPrints. We are increasing the number of RCUK compliant records: Example of a finance record within Enlighten (data from our finance system) We also asked Jisc to update their FAQ on the open access spreadsheet recommended for Charities and RCUK reporting to note

Standard EPrints OA Offering/s….

Had a good chat with a peer site in Europe today and we are looking at the similar work we have both been doing can be brought into one offering – or two or three modules perhaps – providing tools for open access in EPrints. We used our Glasgow EPrints Open Access screens as the

Repository Fringe

We used the University of Glasgow EPrints live Open Access case demo at this weeks repository fringe event to illustrate the life of an open access record.  One of the breakout groups then discussed open access metadata required by research organisations in addition to that required for funders. We wove other tools into the story

Open Access Metadata Profile for Costs – Read and Comment Now

Hi All, The first draft of the open access metadata profile is available for viewing and comment at We hope to build a common dictionary of terms about open access to facilitate sharing of information. You can register to contribute to the profile discussion at Once your registration is accepted you can ‘navigate

Open Access Reporting

Hello, We sent a test report extract from EPrints to Jisc*. * Note this sample includes early stage publications e.g. before a Pubmed ID exists or  before actual publication so not all details in this sample A Jisc representative confirmed they can ingest it into the process they use to assemble data from the spreadsheet

Sharing Our OA Experience

Had a short slot in the recent LIBER OpenAire workshop speaking about how Glasgow has communicated with researchers and what systems and processes we have in place for managing open access.  

Working with Others – EU and ORCID

Our work on open access metadata capture was mentioned at the EuroCRIS Paris meeting recently.  Pablo De Castro was giving an overview on the new European Commission/OpenAIRE Gold Open Access Pilot in which Glasgow are participating and included some of his views on open access issues and status across a variety of organisations. There