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

Themes and Trends in Library and Information Research: CILIP in Kent Conference, 8th November 2017

This was a really interesting and enjoyable day - great talks, good discussion and lovely people - what more could you ask of a conference? Hazel Hall was the first speaker, presenting on the topic of "The value of practitioner research, the impact of such research activity (on individual career paths as well as services provision) … Continue reading Themes and Trends in Library and Information Research: CILIP in Kent Conference, 8th November 2017

“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”