Glasgow Archive

The Acceptance Date conumdrum and reports on compliance

Many of us are starting to produce regular reports on REF Compliance for Faculties or Schools to monitor OA research outputs. What do our Schools want? How we can provide it? Glasgow and Kent Skyped today to share experience. Both universities use EPrints for our repositories Enlighten and KAR, have the EPrints REF CC plugin, and

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

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

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

Metadata for Open Access

Hi All, I’m posting my initial thoughts on metadata for open access. Feel free to add fields that you think are essential at the bottom of the sheet (add your name to the originator column) or to comment on the suggestions by adding a column at the right and giving your name/group there. I will

What is happening with Open Access?

  A summary of the open access issues discussed at the recent ARMA Open Access Problem Solving Workshop is available at:   Also Neil Jacobs of Jisc has just published a page about some work that has been initiated with publishers looking at possibility of getting metadata and author accepted manuscripts from publishers.

E2E to present at the Jisc OA Good Practice Workshop on 17 June 2014

The new End-to-End OA project will be presenting at the first Jisc OA Good Practice Workshop on 17 June 2014 in London, see for further information.  The other seven pathfinder projects will also be there, with presentations from the consortia led by Covnetry, Northumbria, Oxford Brookes, UCL, Bath, Hull and Manchester.  Our presentation will

E2E commences

Welcome to the End-to-End – Open Access Process Review and Improvements (E2E) project blog! E2E is a two year project funded by JISC under the OA Good Practice Pathfinder Programme, which will conclude at the end of May 2016. For now, you can read specifically about this project here about the E2E project and about the