Assessing Readiness for Open Access Policy Implementation across Europe
This is a European-wide case study report commissioned to euroCRIS by the PASTEUR4OA European project to describe the readiness of the Open Access infrastructure across the Continent to support OA policies. A general analysis is first provided of the different kinds of systems that may support such OA policy implementation. A categorization of the readiness for the implementation for OA policies follows, and a few case studies for different countries complete the report.
A Pedestrian View of the Roads to Open Access: Understanding Workflows to Enrich Infrastructure
[Abstract] Things are moving quickly on the policy front with respect to the roads to Open Access with renewed focus on Gold Open Access. Gold OA is essentially the purchase of a service from a publisher: that the Publisher’s (or Published) Final Copy is made available under specified terms of Open Access. This is in contrast to the Green Road to Open Access, which typically involves the deposit and availability of the Authors’ Final Copy, by an author or an authorised agent. UK RepositoryNet+ (UKRepNet) is a JISC initiative being developed by EDINA. This is infrastructure to enable the delivery of services to universities and colleges in the UK in their work with Institutional Repositories (IRs) and the like to support Open Access (OA) and reporting arrangements for research outputs and outcomes...
Handling Repository-Related Interoperability Issues: the SONEX Workgroup
12 pages, 4 figures.-- Contributed to: 2nd DL.org Workshop
SWORD: Facilitating Deposit Scenarios
The Quixote Project: Collaborative and Open Quantum Chemistry data management in the internet age
UK RepositoryNet+: New Services for the UK Institutional Repository Network
There has been a lot of recent discussion among Open Access advocates on whether the UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) decision to endorse the main Finch Report findings in supporting Gold Open Access as the preferred research output dissemination model in the UK was the correct one for enabling timely and cost-effective implementation of Open Access. However, the UK is also funding – mainly through the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) – a significant number of projects in the Green Open Access and Institutional Repository (IR) domains which attract less publicity. The UK RepositoryNet+ (aka RepNet) Project1 is one of the main initiatives in this strand, aiming to build a socio-technical infrastructure for enhancing the IR network at UK Higher Education institutions (HEIs).
This presentation aims to raise the profile of the Green Open Access initiatives in the UK and specifically to explain the actions RepNet is taking in order to enhance the UK IR network. These unparalleled actions on a national scale – only the OpenAIRE European project is carrying out a similarly comprehensive and ambitious repository enhancement programme – aim to implement a whole wave of repository service enhancements that will potentially enable UK IRs to take the central role at Research Information Management (RIM) processes within HEIs as the OA landscape continues to evolve along with associated reporting and mandate compliance requirements.
This presentation aims to give an insight into the different strands in repository enhancement that RepNet is working on in order to ensure a successful repository consolidation at institutional level. A comprehensive approach has been taken to repository service provision that will enable the tackling of long-standing issues in areas such as repository population, consistent metrics for repository usage, metadata completeness and harmonisation, mechanisms to ensure maximum visibility of repository contents and instruments for a systematic monitoring of Open Access mandate compliance.
Workshop on Author Persistent Identifiers
The Workshop on Author Persistent Identifiers held at the COAR Conference (co-author: Titia van der Werf, OCLC) aimed to provide an update on the different co-existing standards for author identification and the specific benefits offered by ORCID and ISNI. Given the tutorial was delivered to an audience of institutional repository managers, emphasis was made on the current initiatives and challenges for creating ORCID iDs at institutional level by ORCID members and for subsequent ORCID iD integration into repositories.
ORCID Implementation in Open Access Repositories and Institutional Research Information Management Systems
ORCID provides individual researchers and scholars with a persistent unique identifier. Initial adoption has been rapid but the full benefit will be realized only if ORCID iDs are used by all stakeholder communities. ORCID iDs enable reuse of items in new contexts by making connections between items from the same author in different places. Through its author-focused approach ORCID will contribute to bridging the current divide between the management of publications and of research data, which are often carried out in independent ways through different, frequently disconnected kinds of repositories. We discuss procedures and strategies for ORCID iD implementation in two different contexts: open access repositories, and institutional research information management systems.
The Gradual Merging of Repository and CRIS Solutions to Meet Institutional Research Information Management Requirements
Recent Work by the euroCRIS Best Practice/DRIS Task Group: A Way Forward for Engaging with the CRIS Community
A vueltas con el acceso abierto dorado
The OpenAIRE2020 FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot: Implementing a European-wide funding initiative for Open Access publishing costs