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Open Access Good Practice Project: GW4 Offset Implementation Review

This review of current offsetting deals focusses on the practical issues of implementing the available deals and briefly compares the deals with the Jisc Principles for Offset Agreements… 34 more words


COUP2015: One of the great ones

After the refreshing libero conference on Liverpool’s stunning waterfront back in ‘13, it was comforting, almost nostalgic, to be back on campus: a COUP that actually felt like a COUP.   724 more words

Managing APC payments using Access and Excel: a comparison

Managing APC payments for Wellcome Trust and particularly RCUK requires the collection of a lot of data for each payment. Finding a way to record all the necessary information in an efficient way is a significant challenge. 931 more words


Key Fields for APC Internal Institutional Reporting

Following publication of the Open Access Reporting Checklist, identifying the data required for RCUK and HEFCE OA/APC reporting, we wondered if it might also be useful to investigate the data used in institutional internal APC reporting across the four GW4 collaborators to determine if any data fields are common and what, if any, overlap there might be with the data fields required for external RCUK and HEFCE reports. 344 more words


Jisc NUS Benchmarking Tool

As part of the digital student project currently being undertaken by Jisc a benchmarking tool has just been released that aims to improve student experience across institutions. 67 more words


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 about good practice across five key areas of OA implementation: 56 more words