Open Access Week Roundup

Last week for the first time the OU Library Services in conjunction with the PVC (Research, Scholarship and Quality) Office ran five lunchtime events from the 22nd to the 26th October for Open Access Week.  There were  17 speakers  over the week ranging from academics. librarians, publishers and open access advocates and the events were attended by over 90 people from across the Open University.  Discussion during the week ranged from will article procesing charges be higher in the arts and humanities than the sciences, the Research Council UK policy on open access, how Open University Open Access journals are managed, experiences of publishing in open access journals, how publishers are moving forward with open access, the challenges and opportunities open access is presenting Higher Education Institutions with.  We would like to thank all those speakers and participants for making the week so interesting in engaging  and are looking forward to seeing how open access publishing evolves over the next few years.

Nicola Dowson & Chris Biggs Open Access Publishing: An Introduction

Ian Rowlands Open Access: University of Leicester Experience

Ian Bannerman Open Access Taylor and Francis

Wim van der Stelt Open Access Springer

Rupert Gatti OA monograph publishing

Zdenek Zdrahal CORE Presentation

Petr Knoth Aggregating, enriching and reusing Open Access

Markus Muhr The European Library: Connecting Knowledge

Astrid Wissenburg Open Access Publishing challenges and opportunities for HEIs

Fred Friend Open Access: potential benefits, worldwide hope, UK uncertainty

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