Introduction to Open Research – online session on 14 July – cancelled

Introduction to Open Research
Tuesday 14th July 12:00 – 12:30

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The Scholarly Communications Team in the Library are available to provide advice, guidance and support to help you make your research open.

Our next Teams information session ‘Introduction to Open Research’ on the 14th of July at 12:00 will give an overview of our services and give some tips on what you can do to improve open access to your research. Aimed at Postgraduate Research Students and academic staff, the session is available on the course booking-system now. To book a place, please visit: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/coursebooking (select category ‘Library and Information Skills’).

For more information, please contact Joanna Adams: openaccess@abdn.ac.uk

What is Scholarly Communications? – online session in July

What is Scholarly Communications?
Tuesday 7th July 12:00 – 12:30

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Brought to you live from the home office! A short introduction to the Scholarly Communications Team in the Library. This session will give an overview of our services and provide information on how we can help you navigate the process of making your research open access.

Aimed at academic staff and postgraduate researchers (and any library staff that may be interested) the course will be delivered via Teams and is available on the course-booking system. To book a place, please visit: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/coursebooking (select category ‘Library and Information Skills’).

For more information, please contact Joanna Adams: openaccess@abdn.ac.uk

Did you know…? – Open Access agreements

The University has agreements with Wiley and Springer where you can publish original research and review articles open access in participating journals at no extra cost to you.

Please note that the corresponding author must be currently affiliated to the University of Aberdeen. We also have a number of agreements with other publishers which offer a discounted article processing charge where funding is available for open access.

If you would like to find out more please visit:
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/library/support/how-to-make-your-research-open-access-631.php

Or contact Joanna Adamsopenaccess@abdn.ac.uk

Did you know…? – open access to e-resources

There are many resources where scholarly content is made freely available online without restriction. Known as Open Access, these include full-text books, chapters, articles and many other outputs. We have listed a selection that you may find useful on our webpages.

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To find out more, please visit our page at:
www.abdn.ac.uk/library/support/open-access-e-resources-739.php

If you have any questions, please contact:
Joanna Adams
j.adams@abdn.ac.uk

COVID-19 – Temporary access to additional electronic resources during Library closures

As academic libraries worldwide are committed to continuing support for teaching, learning and research during the COVID-19 outbreak, many publishers have made online resources, including e-books, e-journals and databases freely available.

Students and staff at the University of Aberdeen can now access more books and research materials than covered by our normal licences and subscriptions. Details on specific collections are available from our designated Library page, which will be updated regularly as changes are made to these temporary resources.

In addition to this highlighting of expanded content from commercial organisations, we plan on providing information about relevant and appropriate Open Access resources. Bookmark our web page!

bit.ly/COVID-19LibraryUpdates

 

 

UKRI Open Access Review

UK Research and Innovation aim to improve access to research outputs and ensure that their Open Access policy is sustainable, represents value for money and is easy to comply with. Consultation on a proposed OA policy opened on 13 February and runs until noon on 17 April.

Details are available at https://www.ukri.org/funding/information-for-award-holders/openaccess/open-access-review/

Individuals are welcome to respond directly to UKRI until 17 April, but the University of Aberdeen will also prepare an institutional response. To have your feedback considered for our response, or if you have any questions about the review, please get in touch via scholcomms@abdn.ac.uk

The deadline for feedback for the University’s response is the end of February.

Marion Campbell
Vice Principal (Research)

Wellcome seeks comments on implementing the principles of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)

The University of Aberdeen Library invites members of our academic community to submit comments on Wellcome’s new Open Access Policy, to help in the development of guidance around this issue.

Wellcome has published draft guidance for funded research organisations on implementing the principles set out in the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

The requirement to publicly commit to the DORA principles is a key element of Wellcome’s new Open Access Policy which will come into force in January 2021.

To help them shape and refine the guidance, they are now inviting feedback. Simon Bains, University Librarian, is leading on a response for Aberdeen, and welcomes any comments by 5pm on Wednesday 19 February. Please send any comments to simon.bains@abdn.ac.uk.