Many research outputs are now published in open access (OA) journals, or deposited in open access repositories. Governments and funders support open access to publicly-funded research. New business models are emerging, and new opportunities are available to increase visibility of research.
Find out more about open access by joining us at one of our events to celebrate Open Access Week 2012, organised by the University of St Andrews Library.
Events for St Andrews staff and students:
|Mon 22 Oct||
Open Access LibGuide launch
Visit the Library website and Main Library building to get yourself up to date and find out about open access resources
Tue 23 Oct
Open access 'coffee and cake' drop-in session (10:00-11:30)
For support and admin staff - bring your questions to the Main Library, Level 2
|Wed 24 Oct||
Open access: publishing options, funder policies, support services and more (14:00-16:30)
For St Andrews research staff - book CAPOD course online
Thu 25 Oct
Open access publishing: what is it? (15:00-16:30)
For St Andrews postgraduates - book GRADskills course online
Event open to all:
The humanities and open access: opportunities and challenges
Friday 26 Oct, 11:00-16:30. Parliament Hall, South Street, St Andrews
Hear from St Andrews researchers and external speakers about some practical open access projects. While focusing on humanities, this event will be relevant for anyone who needs to understand why open access is important.
Main speaker: Gary Hall, Professor of Media and Performing Arts at Coventry University, co-founder of Open Humanities Press and Series Editor, Living Books about Life
More information and booking for this event.
Open Access Week "A global event, now in its 6th year, promoting Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research."