International Open Access Week – What’s on in Brunel Library 20 – 24 October 2014

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The Library has an exciting week of events planned to mark the start of International Open Access Week, from Monday 20th – Friday 24th  October 2014.  There are drop ins  for all researchers, students and staff,  as well as for research support staff in all areas. Open access to research publications and data is currently an area of intense focus for government, funding bodies and research organisations and we know that you all have lots of questions.

The week of events opens with a Keynote Address from Professor Geoff Rodgers, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research outlining the key drivers for open access and some of the challenges and opportunities it brings.  During the rest of the week we hope to unravel some of the mysteries around open access and research data management and with your help and feedback, to develop and refine clear procedures and guidance to help us successfully implement open access principles and policies.

For research students, there is a practical session introducing you to open access resources useful when refining your research proposal, and what open access means for your thesis.

We would particularly like to invite research support staff to the Round Table Discussion: Putting OA and RDM policies into practice, chaired by Ann Cummings, Library Services Director and Interim Head of the Student Centre. Here, we aim to define the research support network across Colleges, Institutes and central services within our new organisational structure and discuss the ‘whats’ and ‘hows’ of embedding our open access and research data policies into daily routines for all. Check out the timetable of events: Brunel Library Open Access Week 2014 events timetable

If you can’t make any of the sessions during Open Access Week, the Library’s research support team would be happy to deliver bespoke sessions on open access and research data management topics within Colleges and Institutes upon request – please get in touch with us at openaccess@brunel.ac.uk and researchdata@brunel.ac.uk.

We hope to see as many of you there as possible, even if you can only spare five minutes to claim your ORCID ID  – we promise it will be five minutes well spent!

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