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Shape initiative to develop a narrative for the arts, humanities and social sciences

SHAPE is a new initiative to develop a narrative for the arts, humanities and social sciences that can sit easily alongside STEM and demonstrate the collective value of these disciplines. The leaders behind the initiative (including the British Council, Arts Council England and the LSE) are hoping that [...]

2020-06-24T11:59:43+01:00June 24th, 2020|Sector news|Comments Off on Shape initiative to develop a narrative for the arts, humanities and social sciences

New Sherpa Romeo and Sherpa Fact websites launched

The Jisc open access team is delighted to announce the release of the latest version of Sherpa Romeo, which goes live today and is launched alongside a new version of Sherpa Fact. We have made major improvements that enhance the overall usability of our systems, including at-a-glance summaries of [...]

2020-06-19T10:53:52+01:00June 19th, 2020|Sector news|Comments Off on New Sherpa Romeo and Sherpa Fact websites launched

Jisc and Universities UK call for publishers to reduce their fees to maintain access to essential teaching and learning materials

The Universities UK Jisc content negotiation strategy group is calling on major academic publishers to seek reductions of 25% on all agreements in light of the severe financial impact institutions are facing because of the pandemic. In a joint letter on behalf of the sector, the strategy group recognises [...]

2020-06-17T13:25:04+01:00June 17th, 2020|Sector news|Comments Off on Jisc and Universities UK call for publishers to reduce their fees to maintain access to essential teaching and learning materials

Relaunch of Jisc digital collections discoverability and impact workshops – 30 June

In response to rapidly changing needs and requirements, Jisc has transformed their two one-day face-to-face workshops on discovery and impact of digital collections, ‘Making your digital collections easier to discover,’ into two sets of interactive online sessions: Maximising the use of digital collections in learning and research [...]

2020-06-10T15:15:12+01:00June 10th, 2020|Sector news|Comments Off on Relaunch of Jisc digital collections discoverability and impact workshops – 30 June