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Focusing upstream: supporting scholarly communication by academics

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Title: Focusing upstream: supporting scholarly communication by academics
Authors: Banks, CA
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: This article discusses the broad and complex funder open access (OA) policy environment in the UK and describes some of the challenges libraries face in providing frictionless services to support academic compliance. It offers a view on the actions of publishers in this policy environment as well as outlining how strategic discussions have moved beyond the library to include the whole institution. Finally, it outlines the work being undertaken at Imperial College London to develop a new OA policy and licence which could support academics and institutions with compliance and HEFCE Research Excellence Framework eligibility in a single step.
Issue Date: 7-Mar-2016
Date of Acceptance: 1-Feb-2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/30115
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1629/uksg.292
ISSN: 2048-7754
Publisher: Ubiquity Press
Start Page: 37
End Page: 44
Journal / Book Title: Insights
Volume: 29
Issue: 1
Copyright Statement: © 2016 The Author. This is an open access distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (unless stated otherwise) which permits the unrestrictive use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Publication Status: Published
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