Fed up with publisher paywalls? Here are some tools that can help!

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Publisher paywalls are an enduring phenomenon in scholarly publishing, and one that frustrates the research of the those without subscriptions and who cannot afford to pay the often unpalatable fees for access.… Read more

14th Berlin Open Access Conference

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Last month the 14th Berlin Open Access Conference was held, with the title ‘Aligning strategies to enable Open Access’. Over 170 participants from 37 countries and 5 continents attended the event, and delegates came from a range of organisations including universities, libraries, research funders, and government agencies.… Read more

Clarivate Analytics chosen to provide citation data for REF 2021

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Research England has announced that Clarivate Analytics’ Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) has been chosen to provide the citation metrics for the next UK research assessment exercise – REF2021.… Read more

IRUS-UK: statistics and benchmarking for UK repositories

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For over 4 years now St Andrews has participated in IRUS-UK – a JISC funded service providing accurate and usable repository download statistics.… Read more

Open Access books: Tony Crook’s new book is published OA

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This week is Open Access week, and the theme is set to look at the foundational work that is needed to underpin a transition to a world where research results are free and open by default.… Read more

It’s Open Access Week 2018!

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It’s that time of year again when around the world people are celebrating all things Open Access. The theme of this year’s International Open Access Week, is “designing equitable foundations for open knowledge.”

In the first blog post we will look at work going on in the Humanities
to raise the profile of Open Access books.… Read more

Behind the scenes with the OA team: Kirsty

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In the last in this series of posts introducing the Open Access Team, we have Kirsty. Kirsty is the newest member of the team, joining the team in 2015.… Read more

Behind the scenes with the OA team: Kirsty

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In the last in this series of posts introducing the Open Access Team, we have Kirsty. Kirsty is the newest member of the team, joining the team in 2015.… Read more

Behind the scenes with the OA team: Kyle

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All this week we’ve been peering behind the curtain to get a better look at the Open Access team in the Library.… Read more

Behind the scenes with the OA team: Michael

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In this second post in a series aimed at introducing the Open Access team here at St Andrews, we have Michael.… Read more