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It’s National Bed Month!

It’s national bed month, and we’ve chosen to highlight an article focussing on 17th century ‘Louis XIII bed’, recently presented in the Louvre. Bos, A. (2019). Le lit provenant du château d’Effiat (Puy-de-Dôme)…

The transition to Open Access: financial implications

In our last post we discussed the headline figures disclosed in a recent report by Universities UK on the transition to Open Access. The post paid particular attention to download figures for open access content which…

The transition to Open Access: how’s it going?

A report has been published recently detailing statistics on the transition to Open Access. The report, which can be downloaded here, was published by Universities UK, a body representing the interests of UK…

FP7 Post Grant Open Access Pilot

There are only three months left to claim funding for Open Access via the European Commission’s Post Grant Pilot scheme. A total of €4 million have been allocated to the Pilot, designed to support open access…

REF2021 decisions continue drive for open access

Following a process of consultation. the four UK funding bodies have published their decisions on several areas of the Research Excellence Framework (REF2021). The document provides guidance on staff, outputs, UoA…

Your Open Access: In order to …

Open Access Week 2017 has been busy, everywhere.   This year’s theme “Your Open Access: In order to …” has been about going beyond enabling OA and the team has continued engaging with many active researchers, learning…

Your Open Access – discovery

It might be Open, but can you find it? OA Button logo https://openaccessbutton.org/ The theme of this year’s Open Access Week ‘Open in order to…’ aims to recognise the concrete benefits of open access, encouraging…

Your Open Access – statistics and usage

It’s Open Access Week again, and this year the theme is ‘Open in order to…’ This year’s theme is designed to shift discussion away from wider issues of ‘openness’, and instead direct attention to the tangible benefits…

Have you got your ORCID iD yet?

You can find out more about ORCID iDs and how to sign-up at the University’s ORCID pages. “ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in…