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 Seminar Room 1

Academic Social Networking Sites

Katy Jordan (Institute of Educational Technology) will discuss the emergence of academic networking sites such as ResearchGate and, and their impact on openness of research in the academic community.

Eventbrite - Open Access Week: Academic Social Networking Sites

Tuesday 20th October, 12pm – Library Seminar Room 1

Open Data

The Pelagios project seeks to use linked open data to create connections between places in the ancient world and the present. Dr Elton Barker from the Classics Department will introduce attendees to the way in which open data is being applied to create a new sense of the world in this project.

Eventbrite - Open Acces Week: Open Data

Wednesday 21st October, 12.30pm – Library Presentation Room

Running an Open Access Journal

A panel featuring the editors of the OU’s Open Access journals:  Francesca Benatti (Arts), Clem Herman (Maths, Computing and Technology) and Martin Weller (Institute of Educational Technology) will discuss the role of university-based open access journals in meeting the challenges of academic publishing in the 21st century.

Eventbrite - Open Access Week: Running an Open Access Journal

Thursday 22nd October, 12pm – Library 2nd Floor Meeting Room

Open Research Online (ORO): The Gateway to Green Open Access Publishing

A panel of OU researchers: Richard Blundel (Faculty of Business and Law), Simon Kelley (Science) Agnes Kukulska-Hulme (Institute of Educational Technology) and Shailey Minocha (Maths, Computing and Technology) will discuss how using ORO has opened up new horizons for their research, introducing their publications to new audiences, and bringing them in contact with researchers and professionals from around the world.

Eventbrite - Open Access Week: ORO, the Gateway to Green Open Access Publishing

We look forward to seeing you there!

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