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RIOXX What is it for?

Ah I think I have a better understanding. RIOXX is a list of key metadata fields required to report to RCUK We can map existing fields in our systems to this (or add new fields if there are gaps). The EPrints and DSpace plug-ins are intended for us to map to RIOXX and then export

RCUK Open Access Reporting

Well done if you have already completed something to return to RCUK. Seems there are a variety of approaches. I’ve gone for trying to answer the questions directly so have a spreadsheet of transactions extracted from our finance system. As the transactions are not always one to one per article processing charge I’ve used the

Has anyone got a ball of wool?

Does anyone remember those adverts in the Sunday Post that asked for a ball of wool ‘Has anyone got a ball of Paton’s 3 ply in araucania ranco to finish a jumper?’ Well I have had a successful day’s knitting today. Like many I’ve been confused about the various initiatives working on addressing Open Access

Process Review

Just returned from an internal open access process review.  Very useful – we shared a lot of information, identified some actions, and kept calm. We’ll be writing our thoughts up and comparing them with others at the 4th September workshop….maybe we will get some inspiration or be able to share a solution we have found

Repository Fringe

Enjoyed a day at repository fringe on Thursday.  Thank you colleagues from Edinburgh for organising this. Many colleagues and speakers reinforced the view that we do need to work together and bring together the different parts of the open access jigsaw of requirements into a coherent specification and the different tools and initiatives need to

Thank You!

A big thank you to the 13 folk who came to London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine today to discuss open access metadata requirements. More re questions than answers at this stage but no major surprises arising.   Lots of work to do including contacting some stakeholders to clarify what they need in terms

Informal Metadata Discussion anyone?

I’ve been having a chat with Alison Sutton (Reading) re metadata – ‘What exactly does that field mean?’ ‘Do we need that field as well as that one?’ etc A few of us are meeting in central London PM 28th July c2-4pm to talk about open access metadata based on the document at: If

Workshop Glasgow 4th September

Come along to a workshop in Glasgow on 4th September to look at open access examples from different organisations, identify issues, suggest solutions, and consider what fields we need in our systems to manage open access. All very welcome.  Outputs will of course be shared via distribution lists and this blog .    

Project Meeting Lancaster 7th July

A very useful meeting held at Lancaster yesterday. We explored metadata and processes for open access a bit more and outlined plans for our first workshop which will be advertised soon and will comprise largely of: Process walkthroughs to identify areas of inefficiency and best practice using examples from the institutions who attend Looking at

Open Access Synergy

I’ve just been talking to colleagues who are working on our sister Pathfinder project led by Edinburgh. We were discussing standardising metadata specifications to be system agnostic.  One project is focussing on EPrints and another on PURE but much of the information is common and having a common specification and language will help with