Saturday, 26 September 2009

Open Access and Funder Mandates workshop

The Wellcome Trust, on behalf of the UKPMC Funders’ Group, held a workshop on the 24th Spetember, for HEI repository managers and research/open access administrators, to discuss the issues involved in ensuring that funder open access mandates are met.

The workshop was split into two sessions. The morning session focussed on the practical aspects of supporting funder mandates, including discussions around the administration and funding of author-pays charges. The afternoon session provided an opportunity for attendees to preview some of the new developments to the UKPMC service - including grant reporting functionality and the UKPMC beta website.

The overriding aim of the day was to establish a joint action plan to ensure that institutions, responsible for administering the requirements of the funder OA mandates, have the full support that they need to do the tasks involved effectively.

Workshop disucssion groups were lively and generated many ideas for actions around the main themes of monitoring compliance, messages for publishers, communicating with researchers and managing payments. These outputs will be used by the Funders' Group to produce a draft action plan - which will be circulated to delegates (and made available via this blog) by the end of October 2009.

The workshop presentations are available to view below.

UKPMC Funders' policies (Robert Kiley, Wellcome Trust)

Case study: setting up an institutional fund (Bill Hubbard, University of Nottingham)

Managing OA payments: experience from the front line (Chad Pillinger, University of Cambridge)

Defining an action plan (Nicola Perrin, Wellcome Trust)

'My UKPMC': new grant reporting services (Alison Henning, Wellcome Trust)

UK PubMed Central Overview (Paul Davey and Ernie Ong, British Library)

Publisher policies and RoMEO (Bill Hubbard, Univeristy of Nottingham)

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

OASPA conference

The first Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) conference took place in Lund between the 14-16th September 2009. The full set of presentations will be made available from the conference site within the next week or so.

Robert Kiley, from the Wellcome Trust, spoke about the Trust's open access policy, grantee compliance with the OA mandate, and what steps needed to be taken to achieve full OA for all Trust funded research papers. A copy of this presentation is provided below.

OA Wellcome Lund Sept09

Thursday, 17 September 2009

British Jounal of Cancer - archive now available in UKPMC

The full archive (1947 to date) of the British Journal of Cancer -published by NPG on behalf of Cancer Research UK - is now available in UKPMC. Current content is embargoed for 12 months, though articles routed through BJC Open are made available at the time of publication.

The archive was digitised through the Wellcome Trust/JISC/NLM Medical Journals Backfiles Project.