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Research Active Staff (RAS): Open Access - The Essentials

(A collaboration between LDC, The Library and Student Careers & Skills)

Open Access is changing the face of academic publishing and is bringing opportunities and challenges to researchers in all disciplines. This session will give attendees a grounding in the mechanisms, variety, opportunity and pitfalls of open access, open data and related activities.

This session will be an overview of the current open access landscape and will cover routes to open access; benefits and requirements for open access; the issue of predatory publishers and how to find open access material for your research.

Who should attend?
Research Active Staff (RAS) on Research-focussed, Teaching-focussed and Research & Teaching contracts, and PhD students.

Workshop Objectives:

This session will be an overview of the current open access landscape and will cover routes to open access; benefits and requirements for open access; the issue of predatory publishers and how to find open access material for your research.

By the end of this session you will have:

  • Been introduced to the concept of open access and the various routes to it
  • Found out how to know if your funder has open access requirements you need to follow
  • Discussed the issues surrounding ‘predatory’ publishers and how to protect yourself and your work
  • Seen a hands on demonstration of the WRAP system and how to deposit your work with us

 Led by:
Julie Robinson, Scholarly Communications Manager, The Library 

DATE:
Thursday 23 May 2019

TIME:
13.00 - 14.30

VENUE:
Wolfson 1 & 2, The Research Exchange, 3rd Floor, The Library

Open Access: The Essentials

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Any questions?

Workshop content:

Julie Robinson
Scholarly Communications Manager, The Library

Sandy Sparks
Organisational Development Consultant, Research Active Staff, LDC

Workshop arrangements:
Jane Cooper
Administrative Assistant