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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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Fake invoice warning TAGS: | | | Here is a quick blog post to warn you of targeted attempts to distribute malware by unknown and hostile persons. Over the last few weeks we have been sent numerous …Continue reading →

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APCs paid in the wild TAGS: | | As part of the Lessons in Open Access Compliance for Higher Education (LOCH) project we have been looking at the problems of identifying Article Processing Charges (APCs) that the Library is …Continue reading →

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ORCID is turning into the Yellow Pages TAGS: | As pointed out to me a number of times the use of ORCID.org IDs is rapidly growing: Oct 16, 2012: 0 Nov 21, 2014: 1,011,557 March 4, 2016: 2,014,645 (stats …Continue reading →

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Some thoughts on the impact of Sci-Hub Sci-Hub has been getting a lot of attention recently – for those of you not up to date there are some really good pieces written here: What should we think …Continue reading →

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Copyright waffle and the illusion of choice. TAGS: | | An academic colleague of mine recently had an article accepted for publication in a journal. As usual they were emailed by the publisher who asked them to sign an Author Publishing …Continue reading →

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10,000th open access item added to the Edinburgh Research Archive Thanks to a major digitisation project being undertaken by Library & University Collections we are proud to announce our 10,000th open access item has recently been deposited in the Edinburgh …Continue reading →

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Hybrid open access revenue Photo courtesy of Images_of_Money Over the last few weeks I’ve been preparing and reviewing various compliance and financial reports for funding agencies on their annual open access block grants awarded to our …Continue reading →

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