Category: journals

Walk-in Access Wales project featured in CILIPUpdate

The Walk-in Access Wales project is featured in the October issue of CILIPUpdate. The article written by Bronwen Blatchford (UoW, Walk-in Access Wales Project Officer) and Alison Harding (UWTSD, Walk-in Access Wales, Project Manager), describes the project objectives to set

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House of Commons Select Committee Report on Open Access

[From SCONUL]: The House of Commons Select Committee which looks at the work of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has published its report on open access.  This can be found here: http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/business-innovation-and-skills/inquiries/parliament-2010/open-access/ The report is a strongly worded

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CILIP Cymru Wales – guest posting by Rebecca Mogg

Rebecca Mogg from Cardiff University Libraries attended this year’s UK Serials Group (UKSG) Conference in Bournemouth with financial support from the Kathleen Cooks Bequest Fund. With Rebecca’s help we can all update our knowledge on open access publishing, supporting researchers,

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Walk-in Access Wales Toolkit now available

The Walk-in Access Wales toolkit, funded by CyMAL: Museums Archives Libraries Wales, is now available to read, in English or Welsh, via the links below: Walk-in Access Wales Toolkit Pecyn Cymorth Mynediad Cerdded i Mewn Cymru The toolkit has also been

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Welsh Higher Education Electronic Library (WHEEL)

Welsh Higher Education Electronic Library (WHEEL) A new steering group has convened to look at further development of collaborative purchase of e-resources in Wales: Mark Hughes (Swansea – Chair) Janet Peters (Cardiff) Sue Hodges (Bangor) Gillian McDonald (Cardiff) Julie Neenan

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WHELF Walk-In Access Wales Event

The Carmarthen Campus of University of Wales Trinity Saint David played host to an excellent event reviewing progress and experience gained in providing walk-in access to members of the public to subscription electronic resources within university libraries. A wide range

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JUSP workshop at Cardiff University

Bookings are now open for the JUSP workshop at Cardiff University on Wednesday 13 February (10am-4pm). This will follow the same format as the workshops held earlier this year, with presentations from the JUSP team and from libraries, hands-on sessions,

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RLUK/SCONUL response to BIS statement on access to publicly funded research

The Government has announced that it has accepted all the recommendations of the Finch report except the recommendation on reducing the VAT on e-journals.   It stresses Government’s preference for “gold” over “green” open access. Its response can be found here: http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/biscore/science/docs/l/12-975-letter-government-response-to-finch-report-research-publications

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Expanding access to research publications

The report of the Working Group chaired by Dame Janet Finch published on 18 June recommends a programme of action to enable more people to read and use the publications arising from research. Better, faster communication of research results will

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JISC Collections Roadshow in Cardiff – 7 June

The JISC Collections Summer Roadshows are taking place at Cardiff University and other venues over the summer. The events are aimed at librarians in the JISC Collections member institutions and are open to both HE and FE. The Cardiff roadshow

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