What We Do

Transitions to Open Access

  • Society publishers have a crucially important role to play in scholarly communications, and we are delighted to be delivering the Society Publishers Accelerating Open access and Plan S (SPA OPS) project on behalf of the Wellcome Trust, UKRI, and ALPSP.
  • We have investigated the total cost of ownership of journal collections carrying out detailed analysis of data from UK institutions between 2007 to early 2014, mapping the landscape particularly with reference to hybrid journal models and modelling the true cost for institutions of compliance with open access policies.
  • Successful transition requires dialogue and so we were pleased to designed and project managed the workshop and community consultation for the reportĀ Open Access Fees and the Hybrid Journal.

Collaborative Solutions

  • For many university libraries, space shortage remains a major challenge, particularly balancing the need for increasing study space whilst some physical collections continue to grow. We were invited by The National Monograph Steering Group (NMSG), comprised of representatives from RLUK, the British Library, Jisc, HEFCE, SCONUL and UKRR to investigate the feasibility of collaborative monograph solutions for UK libraries.
  • Consortia worldwide are struggling to find sustainable and cost-effective business models for purchasing e-books, and so for Jisc we ran the e-book consortia pilot to trial methods for collaborative licensing of individual titles.