Oxford’s Act on Acceptance service has since October 2015 allowed researchers to quickly and easily deposit their work in ORA via Symplectic Elements.This supports both the University’s Open Access policy for making research outputs widely available and our ability to opti
Advance notice that Symplectic Elements (SE) will be unavailable on Monday 9th May 2016, starting around 9:30am, anticipated to resume by 5pm. This part of the SE Support and Functional Enhancements Project, in order to migrate the service onto new hardware. It will not be possible to
Details below of the next round of central training and help. iSkills Open Access session Wed 25th May, 12-1pm, Taylor Institution. Open to all members of the University. Covers Act on Acceptance and how to deposit, plus how to meet other funder requirements such as RCUK and Wellcome
1st April 2016 marks the start of HEFCE’s open access policy and a significant step in increasing the availability of UK research to the wider world. Universities across the land have been busy preparing for it. For Oxford this means that all authors must deposit journal article
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
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