Westminster Higher Education Forum Seminar: The next steps for delivering open access – implementation, expansion and international trends

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

The Publishing Trap!

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!

“I have 100 reads therefore I am”*: ‘Academic’ social media

This post explores academics’ relationships with ‘academic social media’; specifically with regards to the marketization of HE in the UK, audit culture, gamification, and open access. Academic social media can be defined as social media sites aimed at academic staff working in higher education, particularly in research. These sites encourage their users to share work … Continue reading “I have 100 reads therefore I am”*: ‘Academic’ social media

CPD25: Researchers and repositories

On Wednesday (11th May) I attended two events hosted by CPD25: Engaging and Supporting Researchers and Open Access and Repositories. Engaging and Supporting Researchers Although both the talks at this event were very interesting and informative, they weren't quite what I was expecting - which was how to engage and support researchers from a library … Continue reading CPD25: Researchers and repositories

“Open Access Monographs and Publishing Models: Collaborative Ways Forward”

Last Monday (19th October) I attended a panel discussion held at Goldsmiths to hear a panel of experts share thoughts and ideas as part of a discussion about open access monographs (OAMs). I attended as part of my research into collaborative models for the publication of OAMs, which is one of my appraisal objectives.  This event … Continue reading “Open Access Monographs and Publishing Models: Collaborative Ways Forward”

Thoughts from ‘Open Access: Understanding the New Environment’

A couple of weeks ago (23rd October), I attended "Open Access: Understanding the New Environment", an event hosted by the University of Kent as part of Open Access Week. Half my working week is spent doing things with our institutional repository. Mainly, I amend and create metadata for the items that go into the repository, … Continue reading Thoughts from ‘Open Access: Understanding the New Environment’