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Swansea University, the South Wales Miners’ Library and the Richard Burton Archives were pleased to welcome Lord Hennessy, Lord Aberdare, Hywel Francis MP, Chris Evans MP and guests on Friday 9th May. After an afternoon visiting and inspecting collections held …

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[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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In the ninth and final part of a series on university research, Education  Minister Leighton Andrews reviews Researching Wales and explains why Welsh  universities must build on their solid foundations. Link:   http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/education-news/2012/11/22/our-aim-is-to-stamp-our-presence-on-the-research-landscape-of-british-academia-91466-32281594

The Education Wales supplement continues its Researching Wales series, with a feature from Julie Lydon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glamorgan, http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/education-news/2012/10/18/universities-like-ours-specialise-in-making-discoveries-relevant-to-the-wider-world-91466-32053749/ Previous articles in the series: Cardiff University Bangor University Aberystwyth University Wales

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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