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November 2019

Doing more with ORCID at the University of Cambridge

Jisc has recently published a series of blogs highlighting the first set of case studies which look at workflows involving ORCID IDs. The third blog published earlier this month showcases the ORCID IDs in Research Data Management workflows at the University of Cambridge and how a workflow has been implemented in order to create seamless links between researchers and their works using identifiers and different services. Such solutions improve visibility and discoverability across systems, reduce duplication of effort in entering information and avoid identification errors. According to the blog, as of September 2019, 25,550 articles, 1,329 conference proceedings and 1,100 datasets in Apollo have ORCID IDs.

SPARC Europe releases summary of Open Data Directive and guidance for its implementation

The Directive on open data and the re-use of public sector information, also called the “Open Data Directive” went into effect last July. "The Directive is the result of an effort to provide a common legal framework for public sector information in the EU...Research institutions, libraries and archives are within the directive’s scope". SPARC Europe released a summary coupled with implementation guidance last month which will prove useful to academic libraries in Europe with the implementation of the Directive into national legislation. 

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Jisc geospatial data gives academics access to millions of open data maps 

Jisc announced the launch of the improved Jisc geospatial data service providing universities and colleges easy and free access to more than 1.6 million geographical datasets from around the world, including the most comprehensive index of maps ever brought together.

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Leaked document prompts fears of big publisher ‘lock in’ 

According to an article in Times Higher Education, 'big publishers could “lock in” universities so that they are unable to switch research management tools, open access advocates have warned, after a leaked negotiating document between Elsevier and Dutch universities suggested that the publisher would bundle together journal access and its own software'.
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RHS Paper on ‘Plan S and the History Journal Landscape’ released

The Royal Historical Society (RHS) in the UK has published its new Guidance Paper on ‘Plan S and the History Journal Landscape’. This report is designed to assist History and broader Humanities & Social Sciences stakeholders to understand and navigate the current policy frontiers of open access publishing for peer reviewed scholarly journals. Concerns about Plan S are raised whilst UK Research & Innovations is reviewing its own OA policies.

Europe: Research Organisation Releases Publishing Costs to Highlight Challenge of Going to Full Open Access 

The European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) has made the finances of four of its journals public in order to highlight the challenges of transforming subscription or part-subscription journals into fully open access titles.The analysis covers four of EMBO’s five journals and reveals that, in 2017, their total revenue was almost €6 million.

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Taylor & Francis researcher survey 2019  

The survey, which had a response rate of 3%, asked researchers worldwide for their opinions on a range of scholarly communication issues such as publishing habits, licenses and future scenarios. The results of the survey are available to download for free and reveal various interesting findings around the principles of owning one's research, open access options, usage of self archiving and the factors that influence where to publish. 

A New Kind of ‘Big Deal’ for Elsevier

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has signed an open-access deal with Elsevier, the first “read-and-publish” deal  with a for the publisher. Under the terms of the agreement, Carnegie Mellon scholars will have access to all Elsevier academic journals. Starting on 1 January 2020 articles with a corresponding CMU author published through Elsevier also will be open access.

Blogs we've enjoyed

A wealth of material to use and share freely

Implementing open access

This useful guide at Jisc's website has been updated last month and highlights the practical steps institutions can take to make progress on the open access journey. Produced by Jisc in association with the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA), Research Libraries UK (RLUK), the Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL) and the United Kingdom Council of Research Repositories (UKCoRR).

Recent articles of interest

Cambridge Data Schools 2020

Following the successful pilot of the Cambridge Data School in 2019, Cambridge Digital Humanities (CDH) announced that it is extending its training in Digital Methods in an effort to meet the growing demand across academia, civil society, the public sector and industry. During the 2019/20 academic year, CDH will organise two Data Schools, a Cultural Heritage Data School scheduled for 16–20 March 2020, and a Social Data School, which will take place on 22–26 June 2020. Applications for the Cultural Heritage Data School are now open.

Webinar: Open Science & Research Results Exploitation: friends or foes? OpenAIRE &  EOSC-hub webinar

29 November 2pm CET

Call for Proposals – 15th International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2020 

1-4 June 2020, South Africa

Exploring the intersections of information literacy and scholarly communication (CILIP Information Literacy Group)

2 December 2019, 2-4pm, Liverpool

Webinar (UKDS): Introduction to QAMyData ‘health-check’ tool for numeric data

2 December 2019, 3-4pm GMT
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