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Celebrating International Open Access Week 2019

Today marks the start of International Open Access Week – an annual, global event to celebrate the benefits of making access to knowledge freely available for everyone around the world. From Monday 21 – Friday 25 October, the University of Nottingham Libraries’ Research Support Team will be marking the event with a host of sessions to …

Open access milestones

2018 marked great some achievements in open access publishing for the University. Elle Malcolmson, from the Research Support Team shares more… 2000 open access funding approvals Just before Christmas 2018 a significant gold open access (OA) milestone was reached: 2000 approved applications for gold OA funding since records began in January 2015.  Making a publication …

Open Access Week 2018: Publishing open research data

Holly Ranger, Research Librarian for Research Data Management, explores open data…  When people think about ‘open access’ they tend to think about open access journal publications – but open data publication is an increasingly important part of open access to scholarly outputs. So what is open data?   In the UK, EU, and internationally, there is an increasing commitment towards transparency and reproducibility. That is, a …

Open Access Week 2018: Harry Potter and open access

Today we have a guest blog from Professor Todd Landman, Pro Vice Chancellor in the Faculty of Social Sciences , who explains how Harry Potter helped him publish an open access monograph… Between 2010 and 2013 I was Director of the Institute for Democracy and Conflict Resolution at the University of Essex. To establish a …

Open Access Week 2018: Co-Authoring an Open Access Textbook

In today’s post, guest blogger Chris Woodard from the Department of Philosophy, describes his experience of producing an open access textbook. In February 2014 my colleague Neil Sinclair approached me and another colleague, Isabel Gois, proposing that we collaborate in writing an electronic textbook on ethics. He had himself been approached by some members of the School …

Open Access Week 2018: One millionth open access download at Nottingham

For Open Access Week 2018 we’ve produced an infographic showcasing how making your work open access can benefit your research and to show what we in University of Nottingham Libraries can do to help you achieve this. As you can see, the work you make open access through our repositories doesn’t need to be restricted …

Open Access Week 2018: Plan S – Radical change or not radical enough?

The first of our daily blogs for Open Access Week features the newest policy development in open access, Plan S. Beth Montague-Hellen, Senior Research Librarian for Engineering, gives first thoughts and reactions… On 4th September 2018 cOAlition S, a group of research funding agencies from across Europe, released Plan S, a set of principles around …

Celebrating Open Access Week 2018 at Nottingham, 22-26 October

Come along to one of our many events we have organised to celebrate International Open Access Week 2018! Open Access Week is the chance to highlight the many benefits of making access to knowledge freely available, for everyone around the world. This year’s theme: ‘Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge’, recognises the need to be …

What does the Research Support Team really do?

Researchers at the University are constantly travelling a circuit (often more than one circuit at a time) as they endeavour to create new knowledge. Tony Simmonds, Senior Research Librarian for Social Sciences, explains how the Libraries team can help you on your journey(s)! So what does the Research Support Team do? In a nutshell, we provide …

10th International Open Access Week

Celebrating Open Access! It’s the 10th International Open Access Week on 23-29 October 2017! This year’s theme is an invitation to answer the question of what tangible benefits can be achieved by making scholarly outputs openly available. “Open in order to…” is intended as a prompt to go beyond talking about openness and focus instead …