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Pathfinder Update 4

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 … Continue reading

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Pathfinder Update 3

Since the last update in March, we’ve had a significant policy announcement from HEFCE on Open Access in the next REF, as well as RCUK’s response to the Burgess review of Open Access implementation. HEFCE’s announcement in particular has shifted the goalposts for … Continue reading

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OA Pathfinder Case Study: Lincoln

The University of Lincoln is the third case study report from our Pathfinder project. As mentioned in our previous post, as part of our Jisc-funded 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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Pathfinder Update 2

Time has flown by since our last update, and the open access landscape has moved on too! We’re now just over a year away from the date at which HEFCE’s policy on open access in the next REF comes into force (1st … Continue reading

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Responses to RCUK calls for evidence on OA implementation

Northumbria University has recently contributed to a number of sector-wide responses to the RCUK independent review on open access implementation. Our contributions reflect and have been influenced by the work we are undertaking on this Pathfinder project. Below are links (where available) … Continue reading

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Pathfinder Update

We’re now just over three months into our Jisc OA Pathfinder project and it’s a good time to reflect on the progress we’ve made so far against our Project Plan as well as looking ahead to what’s in store over the coming months. … Continue reading

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What can the OAIC do for you?

Yesterday I attended the first physical meeting in Jisc’s Open Access Implementation Community (OAIC) in London. The OAIC is a network of librarians, research managers and other administrators – basically everyone working in UK HE who has a stake in implementing Open Access … 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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