A few rather haphazard notes from the amazing Scholarly Communications Conference held at the University of Kent, 2nd-3rd May, 2019."Mind boggling" - Karen Cox.The conference was introduced by Karen Cox, the University of Kent's Vice Chancellor. Yes, she's a woman! Is it bad that I was surprised? Anyway, the point is, she described the scholarly … Continue reading Notes on the Scholarly Communication Conference, University of Kent (Day 1, pm)
"Capturing practice research: improving visibility and searchability" was an open access community event, held on 15th March in London and hosted by JISC. To give some background, people whose research is practice based (e.g. musicians, performers, artists, photographers, dramatists, sculptors) find it difficult to add their work to repositories, as most repositories are designed based … Continue reading “Capturing practice research: improving visibility and searchability”
On Tuesday I attended the above event in London. It was held at the Royal United Services Institute, which has a very nice library in which we had tea and coffee. The first speaker was supposed to be Professor Adam Tickell (pronounced Tick-ell, I was disappointed to learn), but, unfortunately, he was unwell, so Dr … Continue reading Westminster Higher Education Forum Seminar: The next steps for delivering open access – implementation, expansion and international trends
As part of the Open Access Week 2017, the Drill Hall Library hosted an event for researchers, based around playing the new game created by Chris Morrison and Jane Secker: The Publishing Trap. This game is designed to help inform researchers about the publishing process - each player or team takes the role of an … Continue reading The Publishing Trap!
Last Friday I attended the opening of the Medway Researchers Room at the Drill Hall Library. This is a dedicated room on the first floor of the library (I didn't realise how much space is actually up here). There is space for relaxation, group work or individual study, as well as a screen to practice … Continue reading Medway Researchers Room opens