To mark the go-live of HEFCE’s open access policy, our OA team is providing the following support during April. UAS Conference on Tuesday 12th April ‘Open Access’ Breakout session 1 (9.40-10.10am). HECFE’s Open Access policy goes live 1 April 2016. Get an update on O
There’s just 1 month to go until HEFCE open access policy* begins. Find out more and deposit at our Act on Acceptance page. This month on Twitter, @OAOxford is doing an #oacountdown to help you get #readyfortheREF. The Act on Acceptance message is gradually percolating to all co
Introduction to ORCID at Oxford Monday 29 February, 2.15-2.45pm, Radcliffe Science Library. What are ORCIDs and how do they work? Find out the benefits for researchers, their adoption by funders, publishers & institutions, and how to sign up through our ‘ORCID at Oxford’ service.
The clock is ticking. On 1st April 2016 HEFCE’s policy for open access in the next REF takes effect. Oxford’s message to its researchers is Act on Acceptance: deposit your accepted papers into our repository ORA within three months of acceptance. Many thanks to all who’ve
To mark Wikipedia‘s 15th birthday on 15th January 2016, we have a guest post by Martin Poulter, the Bodleian Library’s Wikimedian in Residence: The Budapest Open Access Declaration is one of the defining documents of the Open Access movement. It says that free, unrestricte
A version upgrade of Symplectic Elements (SE) is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 13th January 2016. The service will be unavailable in the afternoon starting around 12:30pm and we anticipate the service will resume by 5pm. This means you won’t be able to deposit articles in
‘Research funding should go to research, not to publishers’ says LERU (League of European Research Universities), in its recent statement on Open Access at http://www.leru.org/index.php/public/extra/signtheLERUstatement/. A petition is currently being led by LERU (of which
In addition to the briefings taking place in departments and faculties, there are regular OA surgeries and training sessions which are open to all members of the University including administrative staff (DAs, PAs and anyone else in research support roles) as well as academics & r
Oxford’s Act on Acceptance campaign has been running since 1st October, to inform academics & researchers about open access policy and our new ‘quick deposit’ service. From now on researchers should deposit all newly-accepted articles and conference papers in our repos
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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