for research institutions, libraries and consortia
who want to:
connect with their research and simplify their workflows
The OA Switchboard can be used by institutions to enhance their workflows, enable fulfilment of OA publication-level arrangements, make OA publishing highly visible, and more. Participation in the OA Switchboard will lead to enhancements in OA publication metadata and integration with the increasingly complex open access research and publishing ecosystem.
As an intermediary, the OA Switchboard simplifies the sharing of information between publishers, institutions and funders, and it provides a safe space for publication metadata.
We currently support two use cases:
Reporting Made Easy
Matching Publication Costs with Publication Funds
Consistent data format from multiple publishers
Reduce (manual) efforts & increase efficiency
Because it's the right thing to do...
More details on what institutions gain by partnering with the OA Switchboard here
Learn more about OA Switchboard and find tools to help you getting started as institution:
Blog posts: Read our series 'How the OA Switchboard fits into the ecosystem':
PART 1 - THE INTERMEDIARY
PART 2 - THE INSTITUTION
PART 3 - THE PUBLISHER --- coming soon!
PART 4 - THE FUNDER --- coming soon!
Quick Reference Card: 'How to log in and retrieve your Excel/JSON reports'
Poster (#OASPA2022 conference): A safe space for publication metadata
Who is interested in receiving ‘easy reports’? Excel export for basic analysis. Standardised ‘messaging’ protocol in JSON.
California Digital Library
Support University of California's multi-payer model, and standardise the approach to tracking publications and spend
See more in the September 2021 webinar (recording here)
Iowa State University Library
Curtis Brundy is the associate university librarian for scholarly collections and communications at Iowa State University. A crucial part of his role is negotiating and overseeing the growing number of open access agreements they have with publishers.
Read full interview here.