Open Access Week webinars
Next week (October 19th to 25th) is international Open Access Week. It is a great time to catch up on what open access means for you and your research. Here at Northampton we will mark the occasion with a series of posts on the subject of open access throughout the research lifecycle. These will expand on the guide we produced earlier this year and will hopefully answer some of the questions you may have. Look out for them here on the Research Support Hub.
Other organisations are celebrating Open Access Week with various events, including a number of webinars which are, of course, open to everyone. Why not check out some of these?
- Wednesday October 14th 2:30pm: Your route to open access: 5 steps to success – “Learn more about how to successfully publish open access, from finding the best journal for your work, to complying with mandates and promoting your published paper.” Organised by Wiley.
- Monday October 19th 12 noon: Supporting institutions with open access implementation – Jisc will present learning from the OA Pathfinder programme (of which our Open to Open Access project is a small part). Organised by Jisc.
- Tuesday October 20th 7pm: Faculty perspectives on publishing open access – three academic staff will discuss why researchers do – or do not – publish in open access outlets and how librarians can help. Organised by Sage.
- Wednesday October 21st 10:30am: Open for collaboration: an introduction to open scholarly communication practices – a publisher, an academic and a librarian will present an overview of the open access landscape, the publishing models available, the drivers of OA, and the ways in which the three parties can work together to ensure that open access thrives within the UK academic community. Organised by Taylor & Francis and Brunel University.
- Wednesday October 21st 6pm: Altmetrics and open access – how alternative metrics, or altmetrics, can help open access initiatives. Topics include the definition of new metrics, how open access relates to these and how they can be used in institutional repositories. Organised by Plum Analytics.