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FORCE2019         From 15th – 17th October, Library & University Collections played host to FORCE2019 – a leading international conference bringing together an interdisciplinary group of professionals interested …Continue reading →

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COPE European Seminar On Monday I attended the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) European Seminar in Leiden.  Cope has been around for over 20 years, and began as a relatively informal group of …Continue reading →

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Open Science Conference 2019 This week, I attended the International Open Science Conference in Berlin.  I attended this event last year, and found it so inspiring, I was keen to attend again this year.  …Continue reading →

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Planning for the REF at Surrey: a visit from the LOCH project The REF Open Access Planning workshop, which took place in Manchester in December 2015, was oversubscribed. This was quite disappointing for many of us who were in the process of …Continue reading →

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Open Access Technical Workshop – ‘Un-Report’ Hello All, Here is the ‘un-report’ from our 4th April event looking at system functionality for Open Access.  It mainly consists of informal notes and verbatim comments from the day. …Continue reading →

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APCs paid “in the wild” As part of the LOCH project we have been looking at the problems of identifying Article Processing Charges (APCs) that the Library is not currently aware of – which we colloquially …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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Open Access Technical Workshop   Yesterday saw the LOCH and End-to-End projects host a joint event at Glasgow’s Hilton Grosvenor Hotel to look at technical issues related to Open Access policcy compliance for the …Continue reading →

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Dynamic Research Support for Academic Libraries – Edinburgh Case Study This week saw the publication of a new Facet Publishing title: Dynamic Research Support for Academic Libraries – a book which is aimed at enabling academic librarians to develop excellent …Continue reading →

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How do we slice our LOAF (Library OA Fund)? A number of Universities have introduced funding to support Open Access publishing in addition to external block grants. We are often asked about the rationale for our OA fund, so …Continue reading →

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Default utility Image Semply the Best: A Collection in Need of Some Love This week’s blog comes from Project Collections Assistants Anna O’Regan, Winona O’Connor and Max Chesnokov...
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