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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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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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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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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 →

Finding, managing, writing and sharing research – what tools do you use? Do you use Google Drive or Word? Mendeley or Endnote? Google Scholar or Scopus? Open access or traditional journals? ResearchGate or repositories? New tools are constantly being developed, as reflected …Continue reading →

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Open Access in the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine TAGS: | | | | | My name is Anna Krzak, and I am an Open Access Research Publications Administrator for the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. I have been …Continue reading →

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Three different traits of open access publishers TAGS: | | This week I’ve been compiling some data for the next meeting of the RLUK Ethical and Effective Publishing Working Group. Some of the data itself is pretty interesting so I …Continue reading →

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University of Edinburgh Open Access update: March 2014 TAGS: As of 31st March there are approximately 76,800 records in our Current Research Information System (PURE), of which 16,795 have open access documents available to the general public (22% open …Continue reading →

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University of Edinburgh Open Access update: Feb 2014 TAGS: | | | | As of 27th Jan there are approximately 75,700 records in our Current Research Information System (PURE), of which 15,486 have open access documents available to the general public (20% open …Continue reading →

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