This year International Open Access Week takes place 24-31 October 2016. Its theme is Open in Action: everyone can ‘take concrete steps to make their own work more openly available and encourage others to do the same. From posting pre-prints in a repository to supporting colleagues in making their work more accessible.’ To celebrate the steps being taken at Oxford we’re running the (free) sessions below. Download the poster. Check this page and Twitter for any updates.
Your thesis, copyright & ORA
Oxford’s repository ORA contains digital versions of Oxford’s doctoral theses. This session looks at copyright and other issues that DPhil students need to take into account when preparing their thesis for upload.
When: Tuesday 25th October 2016, 14.00-15.00, Radcliffe Science Library.
Open Access Oxford – what’s happening.
Our regular iSkills session on OA publishing, ‘Act on Acceptance’ at Oxford, and how ORA makes Oxford research open access. Plus funder mandates and HECFE policy for post-2014 REF.
When: Wednesday 26th October 2016, 11.00-12.00, Radcliffe Science Library.
Authors, copyright and open access: making it work for you.
Open access is also about enabling authors to make informed decisions about their publishing options. Authors are often unsure what rights they retain when signing publisher agreements for journal articles. Your choices affect what you and others can do with your work. This re-run of our August workshop deciphers jargon and explains pitfalls, to help authors understand licensing issues and what they can deposit into ORA.
When: Thursday 27th October 2016, 14.00-15.00, Social Science Library.
Update: This session has been postponed. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Authorea: a collaborative, data driven research writing tool.
Authorea is one of the tools scholars can use to write, discuss and share research. Its mission is to make science more transparent and collaborative.
Researchers are invited to this demo by Authorea CTO and co-founder, Nathan Jenkins, who will explain how such tools can help with Open Science, scientific communication & research reproducibility. It is aimed at students writing their first paper, and more seasoned researchers seeking collaborative alternatives to Word, LaTeX, and Google Docs.
When: Monday 31st October 2016, 14.00-15.00, Radcliffe Science Library.
Please note: Due to travel disruptions, this event has been postponed. A new date will be announced soon.
OpenAIRE have also scheduled a number of webinars for Open Access Week, covering subjects such as the H2020 Open Access mandate, Open Research Data, and Open Science. Click here to find out more and register a place.