Toolkits and manuals to develop policy

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SURF Foundation guides to Copyright in HE

Theme: Ensuring recognition and reward, Publishing and disseminating
Type: Policy Toolkits
Added: 08 September 2010
SURF has developed a number of practical tools to help authors determine which copyright rights they are transferring to their publisher and how the arrangements made can be recorded as well as some that deal with how to record the arrangements made regarding what an institution can do with an author’s publication.

Data Documentation Initiative

Theme: Facilitating access, Publishing and disseminating
Type: Policy Toolkits
Added: 08 September 2010
The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) is an effort to create an international standard for describing social science data. Expressed in XML, the DDI metadata specification now supports the entire life cycle of social science datasets, accompanying and enabling data conceptualization, collection, processing, distribution, discovery, analysis, repurposing, and archiving.

BibApp 1.0 – a campus research gateway and expert finder

Theme: Evaluating usage and impact, Facilitating access, Publishing and disseminating
Type: Policy Toolkits
Added: 07 September 2010
This matches researchers from a research institution with their publication data and mines that data to see collaborations, create visualizations of areas of research, and find experts in research areas.

Automatic creation of a bibliographic database through Mendeley

Theme: Publishing and disseminating
Type: Policy Toolkits
Added: 06 September 2010
This is academic software that indexes and organizes a researcher’s PDF documents and research papers into their own personal digital library, gathering document details from their PDFs that allow them to search, organize and cite. 

Design and Implementation of an OA Publishing Fund – a practical guide

Theme: Facilitating access, Publishing and disseminating
Type: Policy Toolkits
Added: 05 September 2010
Though this guide is published by SPARC, it is not presented as an advocacy document promoting the launch ofOA Funds: rather it is predicated on an awareness that institutions are curious about these Funds. 

JISC Academic Database Assessment Tool (ADAT)

Theme: Assuring quality of research, Publishing and disseminating
Type: Policy Toolkits
Added: 02 September 2010
This site from JISC Collections aims to help libraries to make informed decisions about future subscriptions to bibliographic and full text databases. In this context, it is both a tool to enable institutions to make appropriate comparisons in their assessments and also a reference point for policy development in terms of what may need to be assessed prior to purchasing decisions.

Repository Staff and Skills Set

Theme: Facilitating access, Publishing and disseminating
Type: Policy Toolkits
Added: 01 September 2010
This is a revised version of an original Staff and Skill Set document published by SHERPA.


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