Author Archives: Alex Thomas

Busy Making Sense

The Making Sense project has been very busy across its constituent institutions over the last 3 months. You can read about what they have been up to on their blog – http://sensemakingopenaccess.blogspot.co.uk/. The latest blogs include: Ruth Stubbings from Nottingham Trent University (NTU) writes about their use of interviews to gain a better understanding of researcher attitudes and behaviours … Read more

E2E Project update, January 2016

The End-to-End project from the universities of Glasgow, Lancaster, Southampton and Kent have been busy over the past couple of months. Some highlights include: They have extracted article processing data direct from their system (EPrints) and submitted this to the Jisc APC analysis. The CASRAI UK initial webinar has taken place and plans are being made for … Read more

opeNWorks January update

Over recent months the opeNWorks project team have been busy on two main areas of work: To aid the development of a regional OA community we have created an online hub for the toolkit we released in September – openworks.online. The resource is listed on the NoWAL website’s information for the regional Research Support Group and provides an … Read more

The benefits and disadvantages of pre-payment deals (Bath GW4 Pathfinder)

This survey of the literature describing benefits and disadvantages of pre-payment deals is an attempt to pull together the issues surrounding pre-payment models and the development of the APC market to inform further discussion. A survey of the published literature on the potential wider market effects of pre-payments on the development of the APC payments market The survey … Read more