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Jisc Monitor – The Final Episode – From ideas to prototypes (by David Kay)

Back Story Completing at the end of May 2015, and with inputs from over 60 UK institutions, the 12 month Jisc Monitor project is tasked with developing designs and prototype software that indicate how institutions (and the broader supply chain) might go about supporting and tracking Open Access publication processes, especially with reference to compliance … Read more

APC Aggregation: Data Model and Analytical Usage (by Richard Jones)

Starting from the spreadsheets developed in the Jisc Collections TCO project, which aimed to identify and collect key APC information, we have been working to create a generalised data model which would allow us to build a coherent aggregation upon which to build useful analytics. These spreadsheets are focussed on an individual institution’s knowledge of … Read more

Jisc Monitor User Stories

Approximately 38 members of the HEI Open Access community attended the first user engagement workshop for the Jisc Monitor project in London on 8 July 2014. The workshop undertook intensive work to critique an initial listing of ‘user stories’ – actions and requirements – on which institutions are looking for help in implementing open access … Read more

Jisc Monitor – Panning for Gold: Reflections of Requirements Capture and Verification (by David Kay, Sero Consulting)

The Landscape The Jisc Collections and Mimas team, working with development partners Cottage Labs, Knowledge Integration and Sero Consulting, is at the start of a one year pilot that will develop services to help universities monitor publication activity, comply with funder OA policies and monitor associated publication charges. This will be supported by an exploration … Read more