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PALOMERA: the case for open access academic books

This is a guest post by Ursula Rabar, Project Community Manager at OPERAS. In January 2024, a new open access policy from UKRI for monographs, book chapters and edited collections comes into force. Jisc is supporting the implementation of this policy, and we feel that participation in the PALOMERA project will be of mutual benefit […]

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Sherpa Engagement at Digifest

As part of our UX demo at this year’s Digifest, Sherpa Services would like to encourage our users and interested parties to get involved with the development of our product! We are currently undertaking a re-development project, the first phase of which is to create a new interface for the Sherpa Services, bringing together all […]

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Balancing the books (part 2)

This is the second part of a two-part blog post. Part one discussed the various approaches to open access (OA) book publishing, including the Diamond model, and ended by asking how do libraries decide which new models to support? In part two, we acknowledge that libraries have to perform a balancing act and match up […]