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3 things we can do to make open access better Open access is being pulled and pushed in different directions by groups who each have their own intentions and motivations: Research funders want to maximize their investment and – by …Continue reading →

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Academic-led publishing TAGS: Our last #openaccess week blog post finished with the observation that publishers are increasingly becoming in control of scholarly infrastructure, and that it is now more important than ever for …Continue reading →

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UK Scholarly Communications Licence (UK-SCL) TAGS: | In the first blog post in this series we set out the position that – whilst Gold OA is an important component of future scholarly communications – Hybrid Gold OA …Continue reading →

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Green open access and REF compliance TAGS: Yesterday’s blog post suggested that our reliance on Hybrid Gold Open Access to meet research funder’s open access requirements was too expensive and libraries should be supporting alternative pathways. In …Continue reading →

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University of Edinburgh 2016/17 Gold open access spend analysis TAGS: The University of Edinburgh receives two main block grants from Research Councils UK (RCUK) and Charity Open Access Fund (COAF) to support researchers funded by them to comply with their …Continue reading →

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Open Access week: 23-29th October For Open Access week we have a series of blog posts lined up to be published every day. We’ll start by describing the current state of play of open access …Continue reading →

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University of Edinburgh Further Supports Open Library of Humanities   The University of Edinburgh has opted to support the Open Library of Humanities at a higher rate than required. This additional support will enable the OLH to continue its …Continue reading →

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20,000th item in the Edinburgh Research Archive TAGS: | | We are delighted to announce the deposit of the 20,000th item into our institutional repository the Edinburgh Research Archive (ERA). ERA is a digital repository of original research which contains …Continue reading →

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Managing publisher’s open access memberships with Trello TAGS: | As more and more publishers have started to offer open access institutional memberships we have started to struggle with the effective management of the various schemes. We are currently signed up to …Continue reading →

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Edinburgh Research Archive access stats: Q1 2016 TAGS: Image: Bass valve trumpet. Nominal pitch: 8-ft C  (CC-BY from the MIMEd collection) Not one to blow our own trumpets too often, I’m pleased to report that during the first three …Continue reading →

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Collections

Copernicus x Smith The University’s Iconics Collection holds some of the institution’s most valued and treasured items, and...
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