Bodleian Libraries: Open Access week workshops and drop-in sessions

Bodleian iSkills: Authors, copyright and open access - making it work for you (Thu 27 Oct 14.00-15.00) Week 3

Authors are often unsure what rights they retain when signing the publisher agreement for a journal article. Your choices affect what you and others can do with your work. This introductory workshop deciphers the jargon and explains the pitfalls so you can understand your options and make informed decisions. It covers benefits of retaining copyright, Copyright Transfer Agreements (CTA) compared with other Licence types (inc. Creative Commons), author rights and sharing permissions, subscription and open access articles, uploading to the web or repositories, University and funder policies (inc. REF), and the support available. Participants are asked to bring along an example of a publisher copyright agreement that they have signed in the past or from a journal they publish in regularly. There will be time for Q and A but if you wish to send questions in advance please email using subject line: August Copyright session.

Who is this session for: Academics, researchers, postgraduate research students

Presenters: Sarah Barkla, Kate Beeby, Juliet Ralph, Sally Rumsey

Venue: Social Science Library, Information Skills Training Room

Authorea: a collaborative, data driven research writing tool (Mon 31 Oct 14.00-15.00) Week 4

Authorea is a tool scholars can use to write, discuss and share research. Find out how it can help with Open Science, scientific communication and research reproducibility. For students writing their first paper and researchers seeking more collaborative alternatives to Word, LaTeX and Google Docs.

Who is this session for: Academics, researchers, postgraduate research students

Venue: Radcliffe Science Library, Training Room

Weekly Open Access & ORA drop-in sessions (no need to book) to provide face-to-face support and answer all your queries on Open Access, Act on Acceptance and ORA.
These will run from Weeks 1-8 at the following times and venues:

Mondays 10.00-11.30 (except Bank Holidays) - Weston Library, Centre for Digital Scholarship
Tuesdays 14.30-15.30 - Cairns Library, ask for Judith Ames

Wednesdays 14.00-15.00 - Social Science Library, ask for Kate Beeby

Thursdays 11.00-12.00 - Radcliffe Science Library, ask for Juliet Ralph

Fridays 14.00-15.00 - Radcliffe Humanities Building, ask for Hilla Wait

Other Bodleian Libraries workshops

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