Open Access Week: Supporting open access through my work at Symplectic

Kate Byrne Guest Blog

To celebrate Open Access Week, we asked Kate Byrne, our Repository Platforms Product Manager to reflect on her first year with us: Open Access week provides us with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and champion Open Access, but also to reflect on the progress made in the year gone by. Back in Open Access Week 2016, I had only recently …

The New Laws of Motion for Research Information

Michael Guest Blog

The following is an extract from the Digital Science White Paper, A New ‘Research Data Mechanics’, written by Simon Porter, VP Research Relations and Knowledge Architecture at Digital Science. This paper highlights six recent advances in research information infrastructure and seeks to recast how we think about metadata – not as a series of static records, but as objects that move …

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Case Study: Open Access Workflow Improvements at QMUL

Michael Case Study, Guest Blog

Recently, we came across this post on the blog of opeNWorks – a community of practice for Open Access publishing in the North West of England, built on a collaboration by Jisc and the University of Manchester. It details the setup of OA policy compliance at Queen Mary University London, and a typical researchers’ workflow in depositing OA publications. We were …

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The Open Access Monitor at Liverpool John Moores University: Q&A

Michael Case Study, Guest Blog

We recently asked members of our user community about their experiences using the Open Access features within Elements. Diana Leighton (REF Manager) and Cath Dishman (Open Access & Digital Scholarship Librarian) from Liverpool John Moores University told us how their experience has been since implementing the Open Access Monitor. Here’s what they told us. Why did you decide to purchase/license the …

Guest Post by Gerry Lawson

Symplectic News Guest Blog

This post has been written by Gerry Lawson of NERC and we would like to express our gratitude to him for taking the time to share his views with us. Research Information – Do we need a Names Authority for Organisations and Grants? ORCID has been a great success as a Names Authority for researchers. It has gained almost 200,000 …