6 Jul 2017

This report captures the current landscape of new university presses (NUPs) and academic-led presses (ALPs) emerging within the UK.

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23 Oct 2015


Over the last decade or so, travellers moving towards an open future for scholarly communications have picked up their pace, spurred on by shifts in public perceptions of openness and by evolving scholarly views and practices.

National and international initiatives from...


17 Jul 2015

Open DOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. Each Open DOAR repository has been visited by project staff to check the information that is recorded here. This in-depth approach does not rely on automated analysis and gives a quality-controlled list of...

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31 Mar 2015

The growth of collaborative research practices in a connected era, and latterly a rise in funder mandates, have fuelled a rapid increase in interest in sharing research data.

Research data is recognised as being central to research and disseminating, sharing and enabling access to...


15 Mar 2014

There are fewer barriers than ever before for those who wish to build something on the web, whether an online journal, a website with tools for teaching, or a digitised collection of rare and unique materials. Today’s builders may be individuals, institutions or social enterprises,...


1 Mar 2014

In the UK, substantial resources are being invested in the development and provision of services for the curation and long-term preservation of research data. It is a high priority area for a range of stakeholders, universities, researchers and research funders. There is strong interest in...


27 Mar 2013

This guide explains open educational resources (OER) and the benefits that creating, sharing and using OER can provide.

Open educational resources (OER) are learning and teaching materials, freely available online for anyone to use. Examples include full courses, course modules, lectures, games, teaching materials...

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3 Jan 2013

This report discusses the importance in an understanding of usability and user experience for universities and colleges, considering the huge competitive advantage well designed technology products provide.

Universities and colleges are becoming increasingly aware of the huge competitive advantage offered by desirable and well-designed...

Research report

17 Dec 2012

By enabling data sharing between internal IT systems and between one organisation and another, APIs facilitate not only the dissemination of knowledge but also the design of innovative online services for students and staff. By removing the need to repeat laborious data entry tasks, they...

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28 Jun 2012

Researchers of Tomorrow is the UK’s largest study to date on the research behaviour of Generation Y doctoral students (born between 1982 and 1994). JISC and the British Library jointly commissioned the three year study in 2009, which involved 17,000 doctoral students from 70 universities...

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