Edinburgh Pathfinder (LOCH): Case studies and advocacy

The Edinburgh Pathfinder (LOCH) has been busily developing a number of case studies which are essential reading in terms of defining an OA support service within the institution:

A year in the life of Open Access support: continuous improvement at University of St Andrews

This case study explains the “Lean Exercise” that the Open Access and Research Publications Support Team took part in during May 2014, as well as the follow-up to this exercise and the impact it has had on the team’s day-to-day activities.

The case study provides plenty of detail of the Lean method, details of process improvements undertaken at St Andrews and example documentation which is available for re-use. Full report is available here

Implementation of HEFCE Open Access policy for the next REF within the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh

This case study gives an overview of the local preparations being made for Open Access in the post-2014 REF within the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine (CMVM) at the University of Edinburgh. Full report is available here.

Communication Planning 

College of Medicine- Exemplar Emails

School of Mathematics- Exemplar Emails

Open Access and REF in Humanities & Social Sciences: Example School OA Plan and Risk Register (Humanities & Social Sciences):

OA Facilitator Job Description

Planning Checklist 

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