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But where does the monograph fit into UK government requirements for free and open access (OA) to publically-funded research ? While the focus of this... >>
Authors, publishers and funders from all over the world attended – more than 250 on each day, which is testament to the topicality and importance of the... >>
Since the release of the Finch Report and the subsequent revised Research Councils UK (RCUK) open access policy , academics, publishers and learned societies... >>
I contribute to the strategic direction of Jisc Collections, with a key focus on e-books and monographs, to ensure it delivers value to our members and supports licensing and negotiation.
I lead Jisc Collections’ research activities ensuring we achieve the best outcomes in our negotiations and licensing work, evaluate developments in scholarly communications and identify opportunities on behalf of universities. Through continued collaboration I will take forward the recommendations from the OAPEN-UK report.
I also lead our communications and am a member of the senior management team.
I joined Jisc in 2002 initially focusing on licensing before launching the Hairdressing Training service in 2007. I then led the national e-books observatory project and became known as the e-books queen of Jisc!
I have also worked with digitised books and on the development of the Historical Texts platform. I then embarked on a five-year research study, OAPEN UK to help stakeholders make informed decisions around the transition to open access monograph publishing.
Transition time for HSS
Research Information, July 2015