ARMA Open Access Good Practice Exchange Workshop
A Good Practice Exchange Workshop was held by ARMA last Tue Oct 8th at the George Hotel in Edinburgh. The workshop was aimed at research managers and administrators wishing to learn more about the management of research outputs and the open access policy requirements, with an emphasis on cross-institutional good practice exchange. The event programme featured high-profile Open Access and Research Information experts like Valerie McCutcheon and William Nixon from Glasgow Uni and Bill Hubbard from University of Nottingham.
V4OA Consultation Paper released
The Jisc-funded Vocabularies for Open Access (V4OA) Project has released a Public Consultation Paper with a set of proposals for metadata enhancement covering key areas like embargoes, licensing, APC management, access identifiers and publication versioning. The proposal is the result of a round of discussions held by a number of stakeholders including repository managers, research funders, publishers and librarians, and aims to improve the workflows for research information management.
New report released by the Jisc ORCID Implementation Group
The report “Use Cases and Views on the Future Use of ORCID in UK Higher Education” was released Sep 16th by the Jisc ORCID Implementation Group. Authored by Nicky Ferguson, Clax Ltd, the report presents a set of interviews with well-known figures in the UK research information management domain, covering stakeholders such as HEIs, Researchers, Libraries and Funders. Report findings include a wide consensus on the benefits of ORCID adoption, plus different proposals for implementation. ORCID has released an "ORCID Functionality and Plans" fact sheet providing additional information on issues raised in the Jisc report.