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Reporting Made Easy - Our partners share their insights on the rationale behind the need for reporting, 4 May 2021

Read their views and experiences!

We took a step back to speak with some of our partners  and asked them to answer five questions:

  1. What is the underlying need for ‘reporting’?

  2. What is the minimum set of metadata required?

  3. What sources (systems) capture and manage these (meta)data? Is it possible to extract the data?

  4. What makes a ‘standard’?

  5. How does the OA Switchboard make reporting ‘easy’? How does it work, end-to-end and real-time?

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OA Switchboard Working Group probes support for OA Books, 30 March 2021

Participate in the next meeting!

Last week members of the OA Switchboard Books Working Group got together for the third time since its inception last year, to continue dialogues on how OA Switchboard can deliver on its ambition and commitment to support all types of scholarly output.  read full article >

In this and the next meeting: special attention to the point of view of research funders and institutions.


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OA Switchboard Update, 4 March 2021

Join us!

Our objects are both practical and mission-driven. What does that mean and why does it matter? read full article >

OA Switchboard - central information exchange hub - a mission-driven practical solution, that thrives on collaboration

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OA Switchboard Update, 28 January 2021

We're live!

The OA Switchboard moved to the operational stage on 1 January 2021 and we’re happy to be well underway.

We’ll continue to keep you informed this year via regular updates and in this first blog of the year, I’ll tell you about our plans and priorities and how we continue to shape the collaborative nature of the initiative... read full article >