UCL/ Newcastle/ Nottingham (Pathways to OA): REF Exceptions/ Subject Repositories workshop

*** PLEASE NOTE that this event will be held on Mon 25th January. It was originally scheduled for Weds 9th December *** Pathfinder Project: UCL/ Newcastle/ Nottingham (Pathways to OA) What: REF Exceptions/ Subject Repositories workshop Where: etc.venues, Farringdon When: Monday 25th January 2016 from 10:30 to 16:00 Description: This Pathfinder workshop will be looking at dealing … Read more

Come along to the Edinburgh Pathfinder OA and the REF planning workshop- 4th December

Pathfinder Project: University of Edinburgh/ Heriot Watt/ St Andrews (LOCH_) What: Open Access and the REF- Planning workshop Where: Council Chamber, Ormond Building, Manchester Metropolitan University, M15 6BG When: Friday, 4 December 2015 from 09:30 to 15:15 Description: The workshop will look at case studies of different approaches to planning for OA in the next REF, and then delegates will be able … Read more

Want to learn more about efficiently managing APC payments? Come along to the Bath Pathfinder (GW4) workshop on 18th November

APC Payment Management: In Practice and Good Practice workshop Where: Brunel’s Boardroom, Engine Shed, Station Approach Temple Meads , BS1 6QH Bristol When: Wednesday 18th November 2015- 10.00- 15.30 Description: The workshop will provide a forum for discussion of practical experiences on the management of APC payments from institutional and publisher perspectives and, it is hoped, enable good practice to … Read more

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