We have a number of Open Access drop-in times coming up over Michaelmas Term. Get one-to-one help with Open Access and the REF, Act on Acceptance, and ORA. Drop-ins will run Monday – Friday at the following times: Mondays 10.00-11.30am, Weston Library – Centre for Digital
Please note that Symplectic Elements at Oxford will be unavailable next week between 5:00pm on Tuesday 4 October and midday on Wednesday 5 October. This is required to implement new functionality regarding maintenance of user accounts. Data via the API will remain available during thi
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 colleag
Our next Open Access iSkills session is on Thursday 29th September, at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital. Topics to be covered include: What is Open Access? Research Council and Funder Requirements HEFCE Policy for the next REF ‘Green’
The Open Access and ORA teams will be back at the UAS Conference on 27th September: Breakout Session P3: Open Access and Act on Acceptance – 9:30am- 10:00am Come along for an update on Oxford’s Act on Acceptance campaign, as well as information on Open Access and the next REF, t
Thank you to everyone who attended our new session last week on Authors, copyright and open access, where we aimed to help authors understand their licensing options, make informed decisions, and know what they can deposit into ORA. The slides are now available on the iSkills Handouts
Authors, copyright and open access: making it work for you. We’re going to run a brand new OA workshop next month, to help authors understand licensing issues and what they can deposit into ORA. Wednesday 24th August 2016, 12.00 – 1.00pm, in the Manor Road Building (Seminar Room A). T
Oxford’s authors are to be congratulated on their high rate of compliance with Wellcome Trust Open Access policy. A snapshot report showed a rise from 88% to 91.4% between December 2013 and August 2015, considerably higher than the national rate of 75%. A reminder to WT funded researc
Our central training and help continues over the summer, up the hill and down…. Next dates for iSkills Open Access Wed 27th July, 2-3pm, Radcliffe Science Library (Training Room), Parks Road. Tue 23rd August, 2-3pm, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics (Room B), Old Road Cam
Abstract: "Digital repository managers rely on usage metrics such as the number of downloads to demonstrate research visibility and impacts of the repositories. Increasingly, they find that current tools such as spreadsheets and charts are ineffective for revealing important elements of usage, including reader locations, and for attracting the targeted audiences. This article describes the […]
"On behalf of the European Research Area Steering Group Human Resources and Mobility (ERA SGHRM), the European Commission has launched a survey on rewards, education and skills needed to promote Open Science."
"A few months ago, we noted that the Gates Foundation has emerged as one of the leaders in requiring the research that it funds to be released as open access and open data -- an interesting application of the money that Bill Gates made from closed-source software. Now it seems that his successor as Microsoft […]
Abstract: Providing local access to locally produced content is a primary goal of the Institutional Repository (IR). Guidelines, requirements, and workflows are among the ways in which institutions attempt to ensure this content is deposited and preserved, but some content is always missed. At Los Alamos National Laboratory, the library implemented a service called LANL […]
"A free new Chrome and Firefox extension called Unpaywall seeks to get you past that paywall and show you the data you want whenever it’s available someplace else. It is far from comprehensive, but on top of OpenAccess, preprints and a few other options, science is beginning to become something that doesn’t require a subscription. The extension […]
About the Oxford Open Access Project
The Oxford Open Access project is a collaborative project involving Research Services, the Bodleian Libraries, IT Services, the Planning and Resource Allocation Section, OUP and the Academic Divisions, accountable to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and the Research Committee.
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