Monthly Archives: October 2015

Top ORO Downloads for September – Engaging and Open Research

Just made it before the end of the month! (It’s been busy). Top ORO downloads for September are below.   PDF of the Top 15: SeptemberTop15 The  significant new item is the final report from the RCUK funded Public Engagement with … Continue reading

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Springer Compact on Open Access

Springer (in association with Jisc) have recently announced a new Compact for UK Universities and their researchers. Researchers from eligible UK Universities (including the OU) are now eligible to get their articles published Gold Open Access.  No charges need to be paid … Continue reading

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Open Access Week – Open Research Online

Thursday saw the last of our events for Open Access Week. The subject was using the Institutional Repository ORO. Shailey Minocha (MCT), Richard Blundel (FBL), Agnes Kukulska-Hulme (IET) and Simon Kelley (Science) each spoke on their usage of ORO raising good … Continue reading

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Open Access Week – Running an Open Access Journal

Our third event in Open Access Week was a session on Open Access Journals, subtitled challenges and opportunities – I came away with a sharper sense of the challenges than the opportunities.  Nevertheless lets start with the opportunities. All the … Continue reading

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Open Access Week – Academic Social Networking Sites

On Monday Katy Jordan from IET gave a talk on Academic Social Networking Sites (SNS) as part of Open Access Week.  Katy is currently a postgraduate student and her provisional thesis title is Reshaping the Higher Education network? Analysis of … Continue reading

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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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Think. Check. Submit.

A new tool was released earlier this month to help researchers better understand who they can trust with publishing their work. The “Think. Check. Submit.” checklist is a response to concerns surrounding the practices of “predatory” publishers. “Predatory” publishers are characterized by spamming researchers … 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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Credit where credit’s due: How and why to cite data

If your research papers are based on data, you should make sure you cite those data as you would any other research output. According to the UK Data Service, data are a vital part of the scientific research process and proper citation should … Continue reading

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