Managing open access: the first year of managing RCUK and Wellcome Trust OA funding at the University of Glasgow Library

Ashworth, S. , McCutcheon, V. and Roy, L. (2014) Managing open access: the first year of managing RCUK and Wellcome Trust OA funding at the University of Glasgow Library. Insights: The UKSG Journal, 27(3), pp. 282-286. (doi:10.1629/2048-7754.175)

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Abstract

Many institutions have been awarded funds by the Research Councils UK (RCUK), in the form of a block grant, to cover the costs of article processing charges (APCs) for open access (OA). This article discusses how this grant (and also the open access fund awarded by the Wellcome Trust) is being managed at the University of Glasgow. It looks at the overall policy for managing these funds at the University and at the systems and processes set in place by the University Library to deal with this new area of activity. There are significant challenges for institutions in managing individual APCs and the article discusses some of these challenges. The new Research Excellence Framework (REF) policy on open access was introduced in March 2014 and will have implications for the management of open access by institutions. Finally, the paper looks at where next for OA management at the University.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Based on a paper presented at the UKSG seminar ‘Managing Open Access’, London, 20 May 2014
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Roy, Ms Laura and Ashworth, Ms Susan and McCutcheon, Miss Valerie
Authors: Ashworth, S., McCutcheon, V., and Roy, L.
College/School:University Services > Library and Collection Services > Library
Journal Name:Insights: The UKSG Journal
Publisher:United Kingdom Serials Group
ISSN:2048-7754
ISSN (Online):2048-7754
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 The Authors
First Published:First published in Insights: The UKSG Journal 27(3):282-286
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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