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The FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute at the University of California, San Diego is a week long summer training course, incorporating intensive coursework, seminar participation, group activities, lectures and hands-on training.
Wednesday, August 2 • 1:30pm - 4:30pm
WT09 - How Universities Can Create an Open Access Culture

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The University of Edinburgh, like other research-intensive universities, is subject to a variety of Open Access (OA) policies imposed by funders and by the university itself. In response to these policies, the university is aiming to have all staff-authored journal articles and conference proceedings deposited in its Current Research Information System (CRIS) and made OA wherever possible.

This sudden, large-scale adoption of green (author-archived) OA has not been without its problems, but despite these obstacles, the university is now achieving high rates of OA publication. Currently around 85 percent of new journal articles and conference proceedings meet OA requirements, and we expect this to exceed 95 percent by the end of 2017.

Most universities have institutional repositories in place, and many also have OA accounts with publishers or funds available to pay article processing charges (APCs). However, many universities are still seeing low levels of OA publication. This course is aimed at giving university staff members the skills and knowledge they need to increase the number of OA publications.  

The course will be of interest to librarians, repository managers, research administrators, and those involved with day-to-day implementation of OA. Topics covered will include:

  • Initial institutional assessment of OA.

  • Planning and implementing effective OA policies.

  • Developing workflows for gold (publisher-archived) and green (author-archived) OA.

  • Operating institutional repositories at scale.

  • Different models for implementing OA and planning effective workflows.

  • Managing cultural change.

  • Staffing resources and training.

  • Reporting on compliance and measuring success.

To help us make this course as useful as possible, we will ask those enrolled to complete a short questionnaire in the week before we meet.

Proposed level: Intermediate. The course assumes a knowledge of the basic principles of Open Access.

Limits on participation: None.

Intended audience: Librarians, library assistants, repository managers, research administrators.


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Dominic Tate

University of Edinburgh


Wednesday August 2, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Institute of the Americas (IOA)

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