Author Archives: Ellen Cole

About Ellen Cole

Scholarly Publications Librarian at Northumbria University.

Optimising Resources to Develop a Strategic Approach to Open Access – final report

The final report for our Jisc OA Pathfinder project is now available to download from Northumbria Research Link: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/27834/ As well as summarising our activities during the project, the report presents our project outputs and outcomes, impact and recommendations.   Advertisements

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RCUK Open Access Compliance

Northumbria University reported 83% compliance with the RCUK policy on Open Access for the year 2014-2015. The University Library compiles a report, using the Jisc APC template, showing all relevant publications resulting from RCUK funded projects. We show itemised expenditure on article … Continue reading

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Open Access decision tool

At Northumbria we launched web pages to support our policy on Open Access, which requires all staff to deposit the accepted manuscript of their journal articles in Northumbria Research Link (NRL), our repository, while also making funds available for the … Continue reading

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OA Pathfinder Case Study: Durham University

This is the second case study report of our pathfinder project. As mentioned in a previous post, as part of our pathfinder we have travelled to HEIs around the country to hold Open Access focus groups, aiming to find out … Continue reading

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How could we address OA issues in the future? (OA Pathfinder Workshop – Session 3)

After earlier sessions identifying existing issues in OA and how we, both within our institutions and in the broader HE community, have responded, the third session of the workshop provided participants with the opportunity to discuss what we could do … Continue reading

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Workshop at Repository Fringe – 30th July 2014

Every year repository managers, developers, research managers and researchers gather in Edinburgh for Repository Fringe. It’s an informal event with an emphasis on participation and sharing ideas. As part of this project I’ll be holding a workshop in the Main Library on the first … Continue reading

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Open Access at Northumbria University

I’ve worked at Northumbria University since January 2011 and have seen many changes to how we ‘do’ Open Access. This is an attempt to summarise where we are with our systems, policies and governance, in another post I’ll talk about how we … Continue reading

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Northumbria University Researcher Development Event

  From 30th June – 4th July 2014 the University Library and Research and Business Services are holding a Researcher Development Event. It’s open to Northumbria University staff and postgraduate research students. Join us at a Research Showcase in Mea … Continue reading

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Project plan

Project aim Our Jisc-funded Pathfinder will develop shared tools and best practice policies and procedures to enable HEIs with limited external resources to effectively and creatively respond to the challenges and opportunities that Open Access poses. In doing this we aim to … Continue reading

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Optimising resources to develop a strategic approach to Open Access – about the project

This project will develop shared tools and best practice policies and procedures to enable HEIs with limited external funding to effectively and creatively respond to the challenges and opportunities presented by recent Open Access policies. Outputs include a customisable Open … Continue reading

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