Open Access Week 2017

23-29 October 2017

Open Access Week, 22 - 28 October 2012

Established by SPARC and partners in the student community in 2008, International Open Access Week is an opportunity to take action in making openness the default for research—to raise the visibility of scholarship, accelerate research, and turn breakthroughs into better lives.

This year’s Open Access Week will be held from 23-29 October and be under the theme "Open in order to...". To mark the occasion the Library will be holding a number of events throughout the week.

More information about the sessions and how to attend is listed below:

Monday 23rd October

  • Open Access and thesis drop in clinic

14.00 - 16.00, Main Library Training Room

Do you want to know which options you have to share your research as widely as possible? Do you use third-party material and need guidance how that might affect dissemination of your research? We can provide guidance on 

  • Copyright, use of 3rd party material
  • ORCID
  • the UoB eTheses repository, access options and restrictions
  • Using PURE to share your research
  • Sharing of other research material (eg data or code)

Just drop in and ask the experts.

  • Screening of "The Internet's Own Boy"

18.00 - 21.00, Aston Webb WG12

"The Internet's Own Boy" depicts the life of American computer programmer, writer, political organizer and Internet activist Aaron Swartz. Through interviews with his family and friends the film tells the story of his life and explores questions around the access to information.

Attendance is free of charge, but please sign up on Eventbrite.

Tuesday 24th October

  • Open Research Tools

14.00 - 16.00, Main Library Training Room

This interactive session will encourage researchers to reflect on the tools used for doing analysis and writing up research results. Attendees will be encouraged to think about their motivations behind using these tools, how they support their research and writing workflows and which activities stay unsupported. Resources to discover new tools will be provided.

Wednesday 25th October

  • Open in order to...

13.30 - 16.30, Main Library Training Room

Workshop looking at developments around Open Access, including an overview by the publisher F1000 about innovations around Open Access publishing and local academics providing their viewpoints. 

Draft agenda:

  • 13.30 - 14.00 Coffee and registration
  • 14.00 - 14.45 Sabina Alam (F1000): ‘Open in order to...going beyond Compliance/Open Access’ - developments in OA publishing
  • 14.45 - 15.20 Dr Chris Allen (UoB, School of Social Policy): Open in order to...engage communities and build constituencies of goodwill
  • 15.20 - 15.40 Coffee break
  • 15.40 - 16.15 Panel discussion
  • 16.15 - 16.30 Wrap up

Attendance is free of charge, but please sign up on Eventbrite.

Thursday 26th October

  • Opening up your thesis

14.00 – 16.00, Westmere Seminar Room

Do you want to know which options you have to share your thesis as widely as possible? Do you use third-party material and need guidance how that might affect dissemination of your research? We can provide guidance on 

  • Copyright, use of 3rd party material
  • ORCID
  • the UoB eTheses repository, access options and restrictions
  • Sharing of other research material (eg data or code)

Just drop in and ask the experts.

Friday 27th October

11.00 - 13.00 Main Library Training Room

  • Are you adding publications records on Pure?
  • Are you unsure about how to make a record open access?
  • Do want know how to add lots of publication records quickly?

This is an interactive session, where you can add publications information to Pure with experts on hand to solve problems and answer questions. So, drop in and talk to experts who will be on hand to answer your questions.

Request a session

If you would like a bespoke training session for your School or College, please contact openaccesspublications@contacts.bham.ac.uk

 

Webinars

This section will be updated as webinars are announced.