We had some great feedback on the interim report from the JISC Programme Manager, Heather Price last week. It was rewarding to hear that we are telling the story of our ‘Cascade’ experience well and that our resources and outputs are seen to be of high value (see http://openspires.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ripple/resources.html). We hope to increase the number of resources and are planning to release an OER toolkit which will provide brief introductions to key topics: workflow, stakeholder engagement, marketing, metadata and cataloguing to name but a few.
When talking to Heather we were reflecting on the value of the Ripple project. We feel we have delivered incredible value for money given the small amount of funding that was available. The institutions we are supporting are experiencing real benefits “the Ripple effect” and whilst we cannot hope to achieve massive institutional change, we are planting the seeds for future growth.