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HEFCE OA Policy Workshop 26/09/14

This workshop reinforced a number of the key concerns and suggestions from our workshop on 5th September particularly: Need to: Standardise terminology around open access Have clearer information on open access policies of publishers Standardise metadata for open access The last of these 3 is the key aspect that E2E is currently focussing on.

Comprehensive Metadata Profile for Open Access

We have been updating our spreadsheet of ‘all the possible fields we might need for Open Access’ and we hope to formalise this via CASRAI-UK with whom I am in discussion via my role as co-chair of the UK Open Access working group. We will try to issue a next draft as soon as possible

Open Access

I was at a meeting yesterday with reps from UK HEI’s and publishers and was asked to give an overview of Open Access reporting requirements in less than 5 mins so here is my informal recording: I’m looking forward to the report from the meeting which came up with many of the actions  that

Open Access Reports to RCUK – Collected Here

Here is a link to a collection of the recently returned Open Access reports to RCUK. Looking forward to hearing back from the review.  I am sure it is not an easy job to make sense of all the apples and pears.

Report from Open Access Workshop

Please find below our initial report from the Open Access Workshop held on 4th September. We have a lot  to do but are very aware that others are working on some of the issues raised too so hopefully the work AND the ideas to resolve issues will be shared. We will update this blog

Project Update

What have we achieved so far? Our first workshop a lively discussion around information requirements and issues associated with Open Access took place on 4th September.  The report will be posted soon on this blog.    The workshop slides and outline can be found at The workshop findings contributed to the ARMA and other submissions

RCUK Open Access Compliance

Finally managed to submit this report: You will identify several issues associated with us holding the data required across several different systems. We have been asking around for an option to link to the various reports and data from different organisations from one place…..still working on this to facilitate sharing        

Summary of Jisc Initatives

                  JiscRSSP-Poster-V4-24Jul2014 pdf version

Charity Open Access Fund

Arthritis Research UK, Breast Cancer Campaign, the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and the Wellcome Trust are launching a new joint fund for open access.  Read more: There is a briefing 1st October in London.  Not sure if this is full.  The contact at Wellcome is  

Open Access Workshop 4th September

          Thanks to everyone who contributed to today’s workshop.  Loads of great ideas and lots of questions. The summary will be posted on this blog soon and disseminated via various mailing lists.  There are a considerable number of actions arising.  We will try to get them all moving and report back