Open Access Week 2017

Open Access example

Monday 23 to Friday 29 October 

Monday 23 October marks the beginning of the global Open Access Week, this year with the theme “Open in order to …”

Open Access simply means that research is available to download and read for free. This gives researchers an opportunity to increase their visibility, it provides opportunities for everyone to keep up to date with new research, regardless of profession or money, and it can increase collaborations on a global level. Open Access has been a very hot topic the last years, especially as all submissions to the next REF need to be Open Access in order to be eligible. There are several ways to make research Open Access, and these routes can sometimes be confusing, so we are hoping to provide you with some clarity with our drop-in events.

First, to mark this year’s Open Access week, some of our library staff will be in Square 3 Wednesday 25 October from 11am to 3pm to explain what Open Access by making the routes to Open Access publishing visible! Drop by for an interactive talk and we’ll walk you through it.

“Open in order to … keep the conversation going”

3-5pm, Wednesday 1 November

Special Collections (first floor of the Albert Sloman Library)

In addition, and beyond the Open Access week, we want to keep a conversation going between students, researchers, the library, REO and other professional services, so we want YOU to share your concerns, views and questions in a Q&A drop in session.

Our Institutional Repository Manager Jim Jamieson, from the REO, will come along as a special guest to answer any questions or concerns about Open Access. No booking required.

Coffee/tea and cakes will be available!

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