Plan S and institutional repositories – a response from UKCORR

8 February 2019 The United Kingdom Council of Research Repositories (1) (UKCORR) represents  about 600 library professionals and research administrators across 150 UK institutions working with and supporting open access repositories. Collectively, the members of UKCORR have significant experience in the implementation and development of national, funder and institutional open access policies. We strongly support…

Highlights from the list

Starting this year, we will be posting a monthly summary on some of the main topics from the mailing list.    You can keep up to date on lots more through our twitter account, @ukcorr .  You can become a member of UKCORR and have full access to the mailing list by contacting  , you…

UKCoRR Response to HEFCE’s Open Access Policy for the Post-2014 REF

Following their consultation in the summer of last year[1] HEFCE have released their policy on open access in the post-2014 REF process.  This is the third open access policy from a major UK funder in as many years and there are lot of reasons to be cheerful.  HEFCE’s policy as published this morning is a…

State of the Nation: Finch, RCUK, OA and more

In the months since UKCoRR first blogged about the Finch Report and the new RCUK policy, discussions have been (and still are) raging about both the report and the policy and whether it presents the best way forward for the UK as a whole.  Open Access is seeing an increase in the level of media attention and institutions have begun…

OAPEN-UK focus group at the British Library

A couple of the UKCoRR committee members attended a focus group yesterday, aimed at repository managers, of the JISC/AHRC-funded OAPEN-UK project, which will run to 2015 and which aims to gather “evidence to help stakeholders make informed decisions on the future of open access scholarly monograph publishing in the humanities and social sciences”.

We were both there in a ‘personal’ capacity, rather than representing UKCoRR; however UKCoRR members may find my report from the focus group interesting.
———Paul Stainthorp, UKCoRR web & publicity officer

OAPEN-UK focus group 4 OAPEN-UK focus group 3

OAPEN-UK focus group 2 OAPEN-UK focus group 1

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