January progress update

Over recent months the opeNWorks project team have been busy on two main areas of work:

  1. To aid the development of a regional OA community we have created an online hub for the toolkit we released in September – openworks.online. The resource is listed on the NoWAL website’s information for the regional Research Support Group and provides an online forum for discussion and exchange of experience.  This resource is currently being maintained by the University of Liverpool.  Comments about the resource can be sent to Martin.Wolf@liverpool.ac.uk.
  1. Interviews have been carried out with 8 case study institutions – University of Cambridge, Imperial College, Liverpool John Moores University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Queen Mary University of London, University of Salford, University of Sheffield and the University of Sussex.  The University of Manchester is also a case study institution.

Having completed the interviews we are now in the process of writing up the case studies – these will be available on the blog over the next few weeks but our project sponsor, Simon Bains, will be presenting some early findings at the upcoming Inside Government event, ‘The Next Steps for Open Access in Higher Education’.

We’d like to thank all the case study participants as well as the institutions that volunteered to be case studies.  We will shortly be releasing a brief survey to gather details of the deposit workflows in place at a broader range of institutions.  We’ll post the link on this blog and via key email lists and very much hope that you’ll share your experience with us.





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