5 October 2012

St Andrews events for Open Access Week 2012

Scholarly communication is changing!

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




Open Access Week "A global event, now in its 6th year, promoting Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research."

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