JISC and Open Access

We’ve just published an account of Open Access and JISC’s contributions to it over the years:
http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/programmerelated/2010/openaccessmainbrochure.aspx
It covers how OA meets institutional and sector demands for sustainable efficiency and effectiveness in scholarly communication, how work in the UK fits into a wider international picture, and how it works for stakeholders including researchers, institutions and publishers. It also includes case studies and a list of relevant JISC and related reports.
We are working with others this year to coordinate OA developments at a UK strategic level, and so it’s timely that this review of JISC’s work is available, showing the work done both at that level, but also by helping institutions implement practice and systems that make OA a reality, something JISC’s been in a unique position to do.