Open Science Framework

The Open Science Framework (OSF) is a tool for simplifying the management of research projects and related activities, regardless of discipline. It is a service provided by the Centre for Open Science, a not-for-profit organisation based in Virginia in the USA.

Despite its name, OSF is not discipline specific and integrates with many existing scholarly tools such as Zotero, DataCite and GitHUb rather than duplicating services. The Medical Sciences Division is funding these activities to develop case studies exploring how researchers can be supported in the areas of open science and open publishing, in a sustainable way and that encourages high quality and collaborative research practices. OSF facilities will be available to all members of the University, via Oxford SSO provided that they have an ORCID linked to their account.

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New look training for Open Scholarship

In response to attendee feedback, the Bodleian libraries will soon offer an improved series of sessions covering open access. Sessions will be targeted to different levels of knowledge and interest in open access publishing. If you’re feeling a little confused about what ‘open access’ means, are stumped by how to go about getting your research published in an open access format, or if you want to discuss new developments in open scholarship, we have the right session for you!

Fundamentals of Open Access – This will cover the basic principles of open access, such as what it means and who it applies to. Recommended for new starters or those new to open access publishing. This session will run every other month.

Logistics of Open Scholarship – This will cover the practical ‘how to’ of open scholarship such as how to deposit your publications and data and how to apply for funding to cover open access publication costs. This session will run every other month.

Forum of Open Scholarship – This session is intended for advocates and administrators involved in open scholarship. These termly forums will discus forthcoming (and current) challenges and opportunities in open scholarship. It will be a space where people can ask questions and address ‘what’s happening’ for researchers and research support staff.

Each session will be recorded for the benefit of those who are unable to attend in person. All sessions will be advertised and can be booked through the iSkills Information Skills programme website – https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/ask/workshops#/

Thieme journals – consultation on subscription renewals

The Bodleian Libraries, along with all departments in the University, are under increased financial pressure and constraints.

We are faced with consistently above-inflation price rises for online journals. As a result, we don’t renew any subscription without a careful review of usage and cost. We want to make renewal decisions in partnership and consultation with our users. We want to minimise the impact of any possible cuts, making sure there is the necessary support for learning, research, and teaching within the MSD. The following online journals are now due for renewal. They have had very low usage in 2021-22.

  • Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Digestive Disease Interventions
  • Hämostaseologie
  • Journal of Hip Surgery
  • Homeopathy
  • International Journal of Angiology
  • Journal of Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Journal of Pediatric Genetics
  • Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Journal of Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Journal of Pediatric Neurology
  • Journal of Wrist Surgery
  • Journal of Hand and Microsurgery
  • Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
  • Klinische Pädiatrie
  • RöFo – Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der bildgebenden Verfahren
  • Seminars in Interventional Radiology
  • Seminars in Plastic Surgery
  • TumorDiagnostik & Therapie
  • Ultraschall in der Medizin – European Journal of Ultrasound
  • Zeitschrift für Gastroenterologie

We’d welcome any feedback you may have on the importance of these titles to your work. Please send your comments to edina.pillock@bodleian.ox.ac.uk by Friday 2 December 2022.

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