Throughout the project all three partners have developed solutions to the issues faced when trying to implement Open Access (OA). Consequently, it was thought that it would be useful to collate the issues, solutions and lessons learnt to see if there are any similarities across the project partners. A shared learning log was used to record their experiences. The issues were then coded using a modified version of the “Practical Open Access steps for institutions” from the “Implementing Open Access: some practical steps your institution can take” report produced by JISC.
As well as using the JISC steps, each issue was identified with one or more of the following areas; technical, institutional, legal/copyright, communication and user education. Issues that were seen as institutional or based around communication were the most frequently raised. The shared Learning Summary is part of the Jisc Interim Report: December 2015, and also includes practical examples of solutions and how they were implemented.