Open Access Assistant – CG1697NB

“The University’s Research and Innovation Services (RIS) is looking for an enthusiastic individual with some knowledge of open access publishing processes and a desire to gain further experience in this developing area of research support. You will have some experience of working in a research environment or in a support role in an HEI, and will be able to demonstrate a high degree of attention to detail and excellent communication skills.   

The primary role of the post is to identify, upload and manage bibliographic data and open access publications to the University’s current research information system (Pure). The role will support the wider open access (OA) team services which assist academic staff to achieve open access via deposit in Pure or payment of OA fees and meet the requirements of research funders including UK Research and Innovation. You will also contribute to processes which support the University’s submission to REF2021.   

You will have a degree or equivalent relevant work experience, some awareness of the wider Open Research environment and knowledge of external (funder and publisher) policies affecting scholarly publishing within UK higher education. The ideal candidate will have experience of working with repository or research information systems and bibliographic metadata.     …”

Open Access Assistant – CG1697NB

“The University’s Research and Innovation Services (RIS) is looking for an enthusiastic individual with some knowledge of open access publishing processes and a desire to gain further experience in this developing area of research support. You will have some experience of working in a research environment or in a support role in an HEI, and will be able to demonstrate a high degree of attention to detail and excellent communication skills.   

The primary role of the post is to identify, upload and manage bibliographic data and open access publications to the University’s current research information system (Pure). The role will support the wider open access (OA) team services which assist academic staff to achieve open access via deposit in Pure or payment of OA fees and meet the requirements of research funders including UK Research and Innovation. You will also contribute to processes which support the University’s submission to REF2021.   

You will have a degree or equivalent relevant work experience, some awareness of the wider Open Research environment and knowledge of external (funder and publisher) policies affecting scholarly publishing within UK higher education. The ideal candidate will have experience of working with repository or research information systems and bibliographic metadata.     …”

Open Knowledge in the Curriculum: Building competencies, attributes and literacies – Open.Ed

“At the University of Edinburgh we believe that the creation of open knowledge and open educational resources are fully in keeping with our institutional vision, purpose and values, to discover knowledge and make the world a better place, while ensuring that our teaching and research is diverse, inclusive,?accessible to all and relevant to society.  This commitment to open knowledge is more important now than ever,  in the midst of a global pandemic that has disrupted education for millions of learners around the world. Indeed in response to the COVID-19 crisis, UNESCO has issued a Call for Joint Action to support learning and knowledge sharing through Open Educational Resources (OER) with a view to building more inclusive, sustainable and resilient Knowledge Societies….”

Institutional Repository Support Assistant (293258)

“The University of Strathclyde has a commitment to boldness and innovation as part of its core institutional values, and we believe that our engagement with Open Access and repository development is a significant example of this commitment. In furtherance of these values the Information Services Directorate of the University is seeking to appoint an Institutional Repository Support Assistant to join our Scholarly Publications & Research Data team. The job role will encompass work within the areas of Green Open Access, including the management of scholarly grey literature, and aspects of Gold Open Access. 

The role will include the use of the University’s current research information system (CRIS) and Strathclyde’s institutional Open Access repository, as well as other systems relevant to the operation of open scholarly communications and open research within an HEI. The job role will involve the description of a wide variety of scholarly content according to established metadata schema, the correction and approval of system metadata and the preparation of digital file content for deposit, exposure and digital preservation. Interpretation of research funder Open Access policies and compliance requirements will be necessary and the applicant should have some knowledge of copyright matters, experience of liaison with academic staff, and advanced skills in the manipulation of digital files. …”

Open for Access | Open Scotland

It’s approaching the end of the month and my curation of the Open Scotland account. There’s so much I planned to write but find myself running out of time. Before I go, let’s return to the Scottish Open Education Declaration. The declaration recognised the potential of open education to “expand access to education, widen participation, create new opportunities for the next generation of teachers and learners and prepare them to become fully engaged digital citizens”. This is where I see my own open practice situated so let me tell you a little about how I use OER in widening access.

James Hutton Institute: Sites’ potential ‘enormous’ | Press and Journal

JHI chief executive Professor Colin Campbell told a meeting of the Scottish Society for Crop Research (SSCR) a spin-out business has already been established to handle innovation developed at the institute and its commercial subsidiary, James Hutton Limited.

Prof Campbell said he had a long shopping list for the new funding, which he said could have a transformative impact on agriculture, and outlined the “enormous” potential of the open science campuses planned for Invergowrie and Aberdeen.

He said: “We have had a fantastic experience collaborating with Intelligent Growth Solutions in the development of disruptive technologies for the future of vertical farming.

“Hutton will be an even more open science institute, facilitated by new investment on our sites and embracing many collaborators, stakeholders and the public.” …”

James Hutton Institute: Sites’ potential ‘enormous’ | Press and Journal

JHI chief executive Professor Colin Campbell told a meeting of the Scottish Society for Crop Research (SSCR) a spin-out business has already been established to handle innovation developed at the institute and its commercial subsidiary, James Hutton Limited.

Prof Campbell said he had a long shopping list for the new funding, which he said could have a transformative impact on agriculture, and outlined the “enormous” potential of the open science campuses planned for Invergowrie and Aberdeen.

He said: “We have had a fantastic experience collaborating with Intelligent Growth Solutions in the development of disruptive technologies for the future of vertical farming.

“Hutton will be an even more open science institute, facilitated by new investment on our sites and embracing many collaborators, stakeholders and the public.” …”

Innovative workflows around APC management – Strathprints

Abstract:  The presentation describes a number of examples of innovative workflows around the management of Article Processing Charges (APCs) as implemented at the University of Strathclyde Library. It’s argued that a certain creativity may be applied to the area of institutional APC management with the two-fold purpose of (i) extending the funding eligibility beyond the default coverage provided by the RCUK and COAF block grants and (ii) paying lower APC fees whenever possible. The background strategy is to build a relation of trust with as many researchers as possible that will make it easier for them to remain aware of the need to meet the (Green) Open Access policy requirements. It’s also argued that there could be significant benefits to be reaped from the extension into this APC management area of the current cross-institutional collaboration within the Open Access Scotland Group.