International Open Access Week this year runs from the 23rd – 29th October. The theme this year is “open in order to…” , and is “an invitation to answer the question of what concrete benefits can be realised by making scholarly outputs openly available.” Join the online discussion on the benefits of open research with the hashtag #OpenInOrder, and download the poster here.
To mark Open Access Week 2017 at Oxford, we invite you to check out our new OA leaflet, celebrate the 10th anniversary of our institutional repository ORA, read a guest post by Martin Poulter (Oxford’s Wikimedian in Residence) about his work with open access journal Vestiges to expand Wikipedia coverage of topics, or attend one of these training sessions and webinars:
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 HEFCE policy for post-2014 REF.
Date: Tuesday 24th October 2017, 12:00 – 13:00. Location: Radcliffe Science Library, IT Training Room.
Further details and booking here.
Altmetrics: Beyond Bibliometrics
Moving beyond the traditional bibliometrics of Journal Impact Factor and the author H Index, this 1 hour session discusses alternative metrics used to analyse and inform publishing researchers which draw on online social communication tools. Many scholarly papers are stored online in reference management software, or discussed online via mediums such as Twitter or blogs – learn how to mine this rich source of impact data for metrics on your papers and the papers of key researchers in your field. You will have spotted Altmetric information within our library catalogue, SOLO. We welcome Natalia Madjarevic, Head of Implementations and Support at Altmetric.com for this fascinating update.
Date: Tuesday 24th October 2017, 14:00-15:00. Location: Seminar Room E, Manor Road Building.
Book a place here. (The session is open to members of all divisions and will not just focus on Social Sciences.)
Open Access Drop-in
Date: Thursday 26th October 2017, 12:30-2pm. Location: Old Road Campus Research Building.
Judith Ames from the Open Access enquiry team will be in the Atrium to answer questions on Act on Acceptance, HEFCE policy for the next REF, and funder requirements for Open Access.
Digital Science webinar on Thursday 26th October entitled “Fostering Open Access – Drivers and Motivations.”
An expert panel, including Oxford’s Head of Communications, Sally Rumsey, discussed institutional strategies to manage Open Access, the drivers influencing Open Access, and future opportunities to enhance Open Access.