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Research blog from RPO

The University’s Research Policy Office have just launched a blog to bring you highlights of research activity in St Andrews.

Research@StAndrews:FullText grows by 60%

St Andrews reasearch repository has grown significantly in the last year, with the number of items it contains increasing by 60% since 2009. 175 theses and 116 research publications were added in 2010, to bring the…

Balancing rights

Pushing the boundaries for Open Access while maintaining good relationships with publishers can be a tricky balancing act. Organisations are constantly negotiating on a global scale to ensure a ‘balance of rights’…

UK alliance backs Open Access

The Wellcome Trust has announced the formation of the UK Open Access Implementation Group to ” coordinate evidence, policies, systems, advice and guidance, to make open access an easy choice for authors and one that…

Practical steps for implementing Open Access

Anyone interested in finding out what they can do in a practical way to achieve Open Access to research outputs will find the Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook a valuable tool. The site provides relevant and…

Wellcome Trust Open Access funding

We have just completed our return to Wellcome detailing how our Open Access award was spent last year, and we have been notified of continued funding to support our researchers pay Open Access publishing costs. The…

Roundup of Open Access Week

As Open Access Week 2010 draws to a close, here is a quick summary of some activities that sought to increase awareness of Open Access: The Repository Support Project highlights promotional activities in UK…

Toolkit addresses researchers concerns

In the midst of Open Access Week the JISC Scholarly Communication Action Handbook has been released: “This handbook addresses scholarly communication concerns and provides actions that individuals can take to help make…

Open Access (free) cakes

We gave away free cakes in the library this afternoon to encourage people to come up and ask about Open Access. Students were pleased to hear about how they can easily view electronic theses or see what our researchers…

JISC Open Access site

JISC explores a hot topic in the area of Open Access each day this week. Visit their Open Access Week site to find out about policies, funding, exploring the benefits of Open Access and copyright issues.