Monthly Archives: August 2015

Change of address

In order to simplify things (for you and for us), we have amalgamated all email inboxes for Library Research Support services into one email address: library-research-support@open.ac.uk This new inbox replaces the following: lib-oro-team@open.ac.uk library-open-access@open.ac.uk rdm-project@open.ac.uk We have set up forwarding … Continue reading

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Top ORO Downloads for July 2015

Please find the most downloaded items from ORO in July below: PDF is available here: Top 15 July 2015

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Open Access Books

The Jisc OAPEN-UK project has produced a new Guide on Open Access Books for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The Guide to open access monograph publishing for arts, humanities and social science researchers is available online and as a pdf download. I’ve had … Continue reading

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Quarterly ORO Report

  I’ve completed the quarterly ORO report for final quarter of 2014-15.  Highlights include: Deposits The last quarter saw a significant increase in the number of deposits to ORO; over 750 items were deposited in the quarter which is one … Continue reading

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Article Processing Charges

Stuart Lawson (@lawsonstu) has produced a nice chart showing the current average price of an APC, based on data from 27 UK HEIs during the first half of 2015. No surprises but what a range!   Lawson, Stuart (2015): Average … Continue reading

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The Metric Tide: Report of the Independent Review of the Role of Metrics in Research Assessment and Management

Over the last few years there has been lots of discussion about the use of metrics in research assessment.  An Independent review was commissioned by the government in April 2014 to investigate the current and potential future roles that quantitative … Continue reading

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