E2E Archive

Case Study Open Access in EPrints

Our case study has just been published: McCutcheon, V and Eadie, M, Managing open access with EPrints software: a case study, Insights, 2016, 29(1), 45–52; DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1629/uksg.277    

Open Access Technical Workshop 4th April

Our next workshop is now advertised: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/open-access-technical-workshop-tickets-22493280006?ref=estw Can’t make it?  Don’t worry we will share a summary of the day.    

Update from Glasgow

Well our open access mailbox is getting very very busy now – great – lots of work – but a nice feeling that we are hopefully we are reducing the admin burden for authors. We had a lovely visit from colleagues at the University of Osaka earlier in the week as they are interested in

More Sharing of Best Practice….and Donuts

We had a great meeting with colleagues at St Andrews this week.  We spoke about open access processes and research data management in some detail.   And we ate the most delicious cakes… We have some differences in policy but broadly similar processes. We agreed to follow up with an even more detailed look at financial

Sharing Best Practice

We have spent the afternoon here with Dominic Tate from our sister Pathfinder Project LOCHS http://libraryblogs.is.ed.ac.uk/loch/ Apart from our geographical proximity our projects share elements of technical solutions for Open Access. Today we compared processes.  The structure and work division are very different.  The principles and systems are very similar. Neither site currently mandate forwarding

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

Compliant Deposit

The new REF module for EPrints does not seem to include a method to record date of compliant deposit. Luckily we already added this to our open access tab. We did not want to just use the date of upload – just because a file has been uploaded does not indicate compliant deposit.  We wanted

Open Access and the Research Excellence Framework Workshop Report

The report for the Open Access and the Research Excellence Framework workshop, held at the University of Southampton, is now available: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/385109/ All supporting materials can be found on the workshop’s padlet. The workshop focused on technical developments, with opportunities for discussion, practical demonstrations and presentations from stakeholders with different perspectives of Open Access. If

REF OA – EPrints Functionality

I’ve been doing some initial testing of the open access plug-in for compliance with Research Excellence Framework Open Access requirements.   I think it will do the trick with a few tweaks, some questions to be answered, and some reporting set up from it.   Here are my informal notes: ref_oa_test_schedule_v1.0xlsx More testing being done but

Jisc Open Access Tools

Today’s Jisc meeting spoke about piloting tools for managing open access costs.  The pilot will run till July 2016. A system for aggregation of article processing charge (APC) information will be offered with options: Organisations that already store APC information in existing systems such as commercial or bespoke information systems (typically research, finance, and publication