It manages the complex network of open access agreements between publishers and institutions
Reduces the administrative burden for all stakeholders
Simplifies the processes surrounding open access publication management and reporting
Provides shared infrastructure and back-office services allowing users to pass publication metadata between each other
Uses a standard messaging protocol and automated validation and routing for the exchange of publication metadata
Why is Jisc involved?
Jisc is working with the Open Access Switchboard to explore how UK institutions can best benefit from this service’s shared data and infrastructure. As a result, an agreement has been reached to allow higher education institutions that are Jisc members to use the switchboard for free until the end of 2023.