Open Access Oxford – Talks, workshops and surgeries for Open Access week

Open Access week Oxford Oct 2013Bodleian Libraries will be running a programme of Open Access talks and workshops throughout the 2013/14 academic year, kicking off in Open Access week (21-25 October) with an exciting talk by Sophie Kay on applying open principles in scientific research; a number of open access surgeries where you can ask your questions  and our two popular workshops “WISER: Open Access Oxford – What’s Happening?” and “WISER: Your thesis, copyright and ORA”.    More details:

The Open Scientist: The Why, When and How of Open Scientific Research  (Sophie Kay) (Thu 24 October 14.00-15.00) (wk 2)
A must for DPhil students, this session led by Sophie Kay will discuss the application of open access principles in scientific research at PhD level and beyond.  Sophie will be:

  • Discussing what openness means in modern scientific research
  • Introducing a wide variety of resources and tools that can help researchers
  • Considering the advantages of Open Science and potential obstacles and difficulties
  • Building researchers’ awareness of, and confidence in navigating, the modern research landscape

Who is this session for? Research postgraduates, researchers and academics.
Presenters:  Sophie Kay (Open Science Training Initiative and Doctoral Research student n the Department of Computer Science)
Venue:  Radcliffe Science Library.    Booking is essential.  >Book your place online

WISER: Open Access Oxford – What’s happening? (Mon 21 Oct 14.00 – 15.00) (wk 2)
A briefing on open access for research publications and Oxford’s position including Green vs. Gold Open Access; funder mandates and publisher policies; the Oxford Research Archive (ORA) and Symplectic and how to get help with Open Access.
Who is this session for?  Current Oxford research postgraduates, researchers, academics and staff.
Presenters:  Juliet Ralph and Johanneke Sytsema
Venue:  Taylor Institution  > Book your place

WISER: Your thesis, copyright and ORA (Tues 22 October 9.30 – 10.30) (wk 2)
Oxford DPhil students are required to deposit a copy of their thesis in ORA (Oxford University Research Archive). This session will focus on copyright and other issues that DPhil students need to take into account when preparing and writing their thesis so that they do not encounter problems when they deposit. DPhils are encouraged to attend this session early so that they can make sensible decisions regarding rights from the start of their research.
Who is this session for? Oxford Research Postgraduates who are required to write a thesis
Presenter: Catherine Goudie
Venue:  IT Services, 13 Banbury Road  > Book your place

Open Access Surgeries
An opportunity to drop in with your Open Access queries. No need to book, just come along to one of the following venues.

  • The  Knowledge Centre, Old Road Campus (Wednesday 23 October 2-4pm)
  • The Social Science Library, IT Training Room (Thursday 24 October 10am-12pm)
  • The Cairns Library, Beeson Room, John Radcliffe Hospital (Thursday 24 October 10-12am)

Coming next

Our Open Access week talks and workshops are just the start of Bodleian Libraries Open Access programme.  Over the course of the academic year we will be organizing talks from a variety academics, publishers and others covering a wide range of Open Access topics including Open Access in the Humanities; Open Access in drug discovery; Open Access journals; OA, impact and Altmetrics; Open Educational Resources; MOOCs; OpenData and Open Software. Watch the BodWISER blog for more details.