New UKeiG White Paper on Open Science

[19 Oct 2015] To coincide with the start of Open Access Week, UKeiG is pleased to announce the publication of a new comprehensive White Paper entitled Open Science, Open Data, Open Access… Written by David Ball of David Ball Consulting, an expert in the Open Access field, it takes as its starting point recent developments in the transition to Open Science.  This discussion is followed by a wide-ranging review of the major growth areas of Open Data, Open Access and Open Monographs and textbooks.

This comprehensive review will be of interest to all involved or interested in the latest developments in the openness of research in science, social science, the arts and humanities.

Members can find the White Paper at:

The Author

David Ball, formerly University Librarian at Bournemouth, works as an independent consultant, specialising in aspects of higher education, particularly scholarly communication and Open Access, e-books and e-journals, procurement, library and related systems, virtual learning environments. Clients include: Public Library of Science (PLoS); the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften; UKeiG (UK Electronic Information Group); Jisc Collections; SPARC Europe; EBSCO; Public Health England; OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks); Enabling Open Scholarship (EOS); two European FP7 Open Science projects - PASTEUR4OA ( and FOSTER (

David also works as an Associate with Sero HE (, on projects in education and digital technology.