Category Archives: Open Access

Open Access Week: 19th – 23rd October

Next week is Open Access Week, and to celebrate, together with RSQ Unit we’ve arranged a series of lunchtime events. Lunch will be provided; register by following the links below to guarantee your place. Monday 19th October, 12pm – Library … Continue reading

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Open Access Week 2015: 19th-23rd October

 Are you interested in making your research more open? The 8th annual International Open Access week runs from 19th -23rd October and to celebrate, Library Services in conjunction with Research Scholarship and Quality (RSQ) Unit have organised a series of … Continue reading

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Top ORO Downloads for August… and the short story of ORO ID 43854

Top downloads from ORO in August are available below. PDF version available here: AugustTop15   One item new to the Top 15 is Removing barriers for citizen participation to urban innovation by Annika Wolf et. al. or ORO ID 43854. This … Continue reading

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Open Access Books

The Jisc OAPEN-UK project has produced a new Guide on Open Access Books for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The Guide to open access monograph publishing for arts, humanities and social science researchers is available online and as a pdf download. I’ve had … Continue reading

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Article Processing Charges

Stuart Lawson (@lawsonstu) has produced a nice chart showing the current average price of an APC, based on data from 27 UK HEIs during the first half of 2015. No surprises but what a range!   Lawson, Stuart (2015): Average … Continue reading

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Open Access research in Open Access courses

Recently a FutureLearn MOOC  linked to a full text research article archived in ORO.  The paper was “New directions for early literacy in a digital age: the iPad. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2014  (Early View) by Rosie Flewitt, David Messer and … Continue reading

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The OU supporting research

This morning, Chris, Nadine from RSQ and I delivered a session to research managers and administrators on Open Access publishing and Research Data Management. This is a particularly important audience for us, as these are the people who work day-to-day with … Continue reading

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Top ORO Downloads for May

The top ORO downloads for May can be seen below: PDF can be downloaded here: ORO Downloads 05-2015 ORO counted a total of 72,812 downloads of OU Open Access research content in May – that’s among good company – University of Warwick … Continue reading

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Top 5 reasons to use ORO

Inspired by Isabel’s “Share and share alike: Top 5 reasons to share your research data” post I’ve come up with my own “Top 5 reasons to use ORO”.  As is the custom, in reverse order… 5. Maintain your academic profile. … Continue reading

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New metadata fields in ORO

We’ve made 2 new metadata fields live in ORO; Date of Acceptance & Date of First Availability. These fields are available for Journal Articles and Conference Items.  We’ve built these new fields so that we can comply with HEFCE’s requirements … Continue reading

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