Category: policy

New policy for open access in the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework

HEFCE and the other three UK funding bodies have published details of a new policy for open access relating to future research assessments after the current 2014 REF. The policy describes new eligibility requirements for outputs submitted to the post-2014

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Major review of Wales tuition fee policy

Education Minister Huw Lewis has announced a major review into Wales’ tuition fee policy. Currently Welsh students pay approximately £3,500 in tuition fees and the Welsh Government funds the rest, wherever a student studies in the UK. The all-party review

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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: The report is a strongly worded

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Consultation on open access in the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework

HEFCE have opened this consultation on Open Access post REF-2014. Responses to the earlier consultation that informed this document will be available in October.

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Activity data – delivering benefits from the data deluge

One of the challenges facing leaders in HE, including those leading library services, is making effective use of business analytics data,  for example to improve the student experience.   JISC is currently looking at the scope for a shared service for

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16 Reasons to value academic libraries

Missed this in November … an excellent list from SCONUL. Very useful to be able to refer to this when needed:

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Statement on Higher Education reconfiguration by Leighton Andrews

On 17 July Education and Skills Minister Leighton Andrews made a statement on Higher Education reconfiguration in South East Wales. “Having considered the available evidence and the issues raised in discussions, I continue to believe that HEFCW’s proposal for a

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Written Statement – Learning in Digital Wales

Chair of WHELF, Andrew Green, was a member of the Task and Finish Group which published its report entitled Find it, Make it, Use it, Share it – Learning in Digital Wales on 29 March 2012. The Minister has considered

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Science for Wales

Science for Wales sets out the Welsh Government vision for science, the key initiatives they will take and how they measure success. How the strategy was developed Science for Wales has been prepared for the Welsh Government by the Chief

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Libraries Inspire Delivery Plan for 2012-13

The Libraries Inspire Delivery Plan for 2012-13 is now available. The Delivery Plan outlines specific actions and targets relating to deliver the priorities in each section of Libraries Inspire. It is a dynamic document and will be revised to reflect

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