Northumbria Pathfinder case study: University of Lincoln| Optimising resources to develop a strategic approach to Open Access

The Northumbria/Sunderland Pathfinder has added the most recent of its case studies to the series, University of Lincoln. These case studies highlight OA good practice in a four HEIs with a range of different backgrounds. Each case study will focus on progress towards OA implementation across five broad areas: Costs Structure and Workflows Institutional Policy … Read more

Uncovering researcher behaviour: a package of resources from Oxford Brookes and Coventry Pathfinders

Following on from the Oxford Brookes ‘Making Sense’/ Coventry (O2OA) Pathfinder workshop in May, a neat package of resources are now available to institutions who are interested in analysing  researcher behaviour around OA and using it as a foundation for how OA is implemented across their institution. Intervention Mapping Intervention approaches teach us that to … Read more

Northumbria Pathfinder case study: University of Hull | Optimising resources to develop a strategic approach to Open Access

Over the past few months the Northumbria Pathfinder has been busy travelling around to various HEIs and carrying out focus groups with key stakeholders in Open Access. The results of this work will be a series of case studies highlighting OA good practice in a four HEIs with a range of different backgrounds. Each case study … Read more

Bath Pathfinder: Open Access Reporting Checklist and Sample APC Payment Workflows

Some essential tools: Open Access Reporting Checklist for Institutions This checklist is intended to assist institutions in identifying data required for OA reporting to Jisc for RCUK (APC spreadsheet) and HEFCE for REF OA. Sample payment workflows Mapping workflows at the four collaborating institutions identified a generic series of ‘steps’ in each payment scenario used … Read more

Pathfinder Realignment

Background Over recent months, the Pathfinder projects have been considering how they keep pace with the rapidly evolving OA landscape, in order to remain responsive and continue to offer the most value possible to their own institutions and the sector more widely. To support this, each project undertook a ‘Gateway Review’ to decide on the … Read more