Open Access behind the scenes: Managing Cardiff University’s Open Access team – Cardiff University Open Access
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"I dipped my toe into the Gold OA publishing world for the first time when Cardiff University received some of the BIS funding available to institutions in late 2012 to kick-start Open Access. Up until then, I had been busy raising awareness of our institutional repository, ORCA, amongst the Schools and advocating Green OA. I was also checking, re-checking, and triple-checking repository metadata required for Cardiff’s outputs to be submitted to REF2014. How little did I know then about the complexities around Gold OA! Cardiff University’s Library Service took on the administration of the RCUK Gold OA block grant when it commenced in April 2013. We soon realised that the Wellcome Trust grant should ideally also come under our management, allowing authors to contact one team, Open Access @ Cardiff, for any central Gold OA funding...."