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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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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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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 →

University of Edinburgh joins IIIF Consortium as a Founding Member The University of Edinburgh has joined the International Image Interoperability Framework Consortium (IIIF) as Founding Members. On Tuesday 26th April, the formal agreement was signed between Gavin McLachlan, Chief Information …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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Current UK Open Access Issues TAGS: I’ve been looking at my notes from Monday’s workshop discussion looking at some of the current non-systems-specific issues facing OA practitioners in the UK at the moment.  I’ve summarised the key …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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