Monthly Archives: September 2015

Bath Pathfinder (GW4): Offsetting Implementation Report

The Finch report stipulated, costs transitioning to Open Access should be shared among all stakeholders (institutions, publishers, funders etc) and offset deals are the main means by which this can be established. This review of current offsetting deals focuses on the practical issues of implementing the available deals and briefly compares the deals with the Jisc … Read more

Recording available of Jisc/ ARMA- FOSTER Open Access Webinar: Working with Publishers

Recordings are now available of the first of the series of Jisc/ ARMA- FOSTER Open Access Webinars: Working with Publishers This free FOSTER webinar, delivered in partnership by Jisc and ARMA, provided participants with publisher perspectives on OA and tips on how manage relationships with publishers. A range of practical steps were covered, alongside longer term … Read more

APC payments survey now live

The UCL/Nottingham/ Newcastle (Pathways to Open Access project)  is investigating institutional policies on the use of open access funds. With the second year of RCUK reporting approaching, the project has put together a survey to gather evidence on the different approaches that institutions are taking. RCUK and the Wellcome Trust have contributed to the survey … Read more

Jisc/ ARMA- FOSTER Open Access Webinar series

There is an ever-growing expectation on UK institutions to ensure compliance with a range of Open Access policies, at both a domestic and European level. To ensure compliance with these various policies, professional administrators must be equipped with adequate knowledge of the practical realities of implementing an Open Access strategy. Targeting the UK’s professional community … Read more

Update on UCL (Pathways to OA) and Manchester (opeNWorks) Pathfinder Realignment plans

Further to our last blog post on the Pathfinder Realignment plans in June, the Manchester opeNWorks project (partnered by Liverpool, John Moores, Salford, Edge Hill) and UCL Pathways to OA project (partnered by Nottingham and Newcastle) are now in a position to reveal more detailed plans on how they plan to approach specific, identified challenges that … Read more