Open content activities in libraries: same direction, different trajectories

This report synthesises findings from the 2018-19 Global Council survey on current and future planned open content activities for a global cohort of research and university libraries.

Developing a persistent identifier roadmap for open access to UK research

Persistent identifiers (PIDs) are a crucial technical component of the modern scholarly information system. The fact that PIDs are built to operate ‘between’ systems and to serve as linking structures gives them a special resonance in open research systems.
Journal article

Research development of Lean Construction Journal: a bibliometric analysis

This comprehensive bibliometric analysis of the technical papers and case studies published in Lean Construction Journal between 2004 and 2018 aimed to observe the connections between current researches and to propose systematic research in the future.

Mapping the current landscape of research library engagement with emerging technologies in research and learning: executive summary

This report is an executive summary of secondary resources and discussions with research library leaders on their organisations’ adoption of emerging technologies.
Journal article

Reinventing ourselves: new and emerging roles of academic librarians in Canadian research-intensive universities

This study provides a snapshot in time and establishes a baseline on multiple aspects of librarians’ roles in the Canadian academic environment including confidence levels, job satisfaction, and impact on the academic enterprise.
Journal article

From the Field: Elsevier as an Open Access publisher

This article outlines a case study of Elsevier’s Open Access (OA) journals as of 2016.

Taylor & Francis researcher survey 2019

This survey asked researchers around the globe for their opinions on a range of important scholarly communication issues, including publishing habits, licensing and future scenarios for scholarly communications.

SPARC Landscape analysis

This report was commissioned in response to the growing trend of commercial acquisition of critical infrastructure in academic institutions. It is intended to provide a comprehensive look at the current players in this arena, their strategies and potential actions, and the implications of these on...

Society Publishers Accelerating Open Access and Plan S (SPA OPS): final project report

This report presents the results of work to identify and assess a range of potential models through which learned societies could successfully transition to the requirements of Plan S. Based on the research undertaken, the report sets out recommendations for learned society publishers and other...
Policy report

Pubfair: a framework for sustainable, distributed, open science publishing services

This white paper provides the rationale and describes the high level architecture for an innovative publishing framework that positions publishing functionalities on top of the content managed by a distributed network of repositories.