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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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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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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 →

A new themed double-issue of The Unfamiliar published online TAGS: | | | | | We are delighted to announce that an exciting new double-issue of the student-led open-access journal The Unfamiliar: an anthropological journal, Volume 5 (1-2), “Humans and the Environment / Walking Threads”, …Continue reading →

Open access journal showcasing undergraduate research publishes second issue TAGS: | | | A journal dedicated to featuring top undergraduate research has published its second issue today. ‘Lifespans & Styles: Undergraduate Working Papers on Intraspeaker Variation’ is an online, open access journal for …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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Open Book Publishers Library Membership TAGS: | | | The Library has recently taken out membership to Open Book Publishers (OBP).  OBP are an open access publisher, primarily for humanities and social sciences but now expanding into other disciplines.  …Continue reading →

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PURE Validation Training TAGS: | | Here at the University of Edinburgh we are gearing up for the implementation of the new REF Open Access requirements, and we are starting to trial new workflows.  My colleagues …Continue reading →

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A year in the life of Open Access support: continuous improvement at University of St Andrews TAGS: | | The LOCH Project is pleased to announce the publication of its latest case study: A year in the life of Open Access support: continuous improvement at University of St Andrews. This …Continue reading →

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Risk Registers TAGS: | | | Today, I added a number of risks related to Open Access to the University’s Information Services Group Risk Register.  The risks were around loss/reduction of funding for Open Access and …Continue reading →

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