Welcome to the OA Good Practice December 2014 Update

This is the first in a series of quarterly updates that will synthesize and share our OA Good Practice Pathfinder projects’ progress, outputs and lessons learnt plus any practical tools and reports in order to discover what’s working well for institutions in a real world environment of open access (OA) implementation.

Given the wide scope and broad impact of research funders’ OA policies, the Pathfinder projects are helping us discover what’s working well for institutions with varying levels of research base, finance and human resource as they implement OA policies. Each project is exploring a range of diverse issues relating to OA implementation, from identifying ways to manage and monitor compliance with funder and institutional mandates to management of publication charges and how to advocate good practice around OA implementation to researchers. Although there won’t be a one size fits all solution there will be a rich variety of experience and support to draw upon.

These updates, along with workshops and online interactions, are a key strand of the Pathfinder work as they will enable research and information managers to learn from the Pathfinder projects and each other, thereby making the most of the knowledge and experience from across the wider community.

Download the OA Good Practice December 2014 Update

To find out more about the Pathfinder projects in general, read their elevator pitches and the Pathfinder blogs.

Please follow the work of the OA Good Practice initiative on this blog, on twitter (@OA_GoodPractice) or by email (OAGoodpractice@jiscmail.ac.uk)

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