Since our last update in September, we have been busy:
- preparing and publishing the final OA case study in our series (with the University of Teesside)
- attending and reporting on the Open Access and Research Excellence Framework Workshop in Southampton
- developing an interim best practice guide based on our work on the case studies so far
- participating in a webinar on “Defining an Open Access Service” which synthesised a number of Pathfinder programme outputs on practical strategies for OA management
Next Steps: We are planning two workshops on “Turning OA Challenges into Opportunities” targeting other UK HEIs which have received limited RCUK OA block grant funding. We are currently aiming to deliver these in March 2016. Further information and an agenda will follow soon.
We are also preparing a paper for ARMA’s Vistas journal about our own institutional journey from 0% to 83% compliance with RCUK’s OA policy in one year.