RSP and International Open Access Week

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Open Access Week will be celebrated this year from October 24th through the 30th.  Open Access Week is an important global event and this year the Repositories Support Project (RSP) have facilitated and sponsored visits between UK repository staff.

Ten members of the UK repository community submitted proposals around open access themes and issues and these visits took place during October. After each visit successful applicants wrote a reflective guest  RSP blog posting, covering what they learnt during the visit, its value to themselves and possibly the wider repository community, and how the visit may change their repository working practices.

During OA Week we will be publishing these guest blogs daily, covering five major themes. The themes are:

  1. Archiving and presenting arts research outputs
  2. Repositories and REF preparation
  3. CRIS and Equella
  4. Mandates and Policies
  5. Repository best practice and management

Later in the year the RSP will be publishing video interviews with all those who took part in these visits.

A huge thanks to all those institutions who hosted these visits, and these include, University of Glasgow, Royal Holloway, University of London, University College Falmouth, University of Bath, University of Edinburgh, London School of Economics, and the University of Leeds.

So don’t forget to follow these blog postings next week and see how the 10 successful applicants got on and how they felt their visit went.

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5 Responses to RSP and International Open Access Week

  1. Nick says:

    Can I enquire when the CRIS + Equella post is due – presume this is at RHUL (my alma mater!)? Just preparing my talk for the RSP Autumn School “CRISs: An opportunity to re-focus on Open Access?” – http://www.rsp.ac.uk/events/autumn-school/ – and looking to include a few case studies.

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