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‘Untangling Academic Publishing’ – OA Week event summary

On Tuesday evening The University of St Andrews Library hosted an event titled ‘Untangling Academic Publishing: Launch and Discussion about the past and future of academic publishing’. The event took the form of a panel discussion preceded by a brief overview of the history of academic publishing delivered by Professor Aileen Fyfe of the School…

26 October 2017News

Your Open Access – discovery

It might be Open, but can you find it? OA Button logo https://openaccessbutton.org/ The theme of this year’s Open Access Week ‘Open in order to…’ aims to recognise the concrete benefits of open access, encouraging examples of how openness can increase visibility of research and enable the widest possible audience to benefit from scholarship. Events…

25 October 2017News

Your Open Access – statistics and usage

It’s Open Access Week again, and this year the theme is ‘Open in order to…’ This year’s theme is designed to shift discussion away from wider issues of ‘openness’, and instead direct attention to the tangible benefits of open access. This week we will be publishing a series of posts aimed at  highlighting some of…

24 October 2017News

Have you got your ORCID iD yet?

You can find out more about ORCID iDs and how to sign-up at the University’s ORCID pages. “ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your…

23 October 2017News

BMC Ecology image competition 2017 winners announced

Recently (well not that recently actually!) BioMed Central Ecology announced the winners of the 2017 image competition. This year 32 images made the cut to be mentioned in the editorial piece here – https://doi.org/10.1186/s12898-017-0138-8. Of this number there were 7 runners up, and just one image named ‘overall winner’. Crowned overall winner. Podocnemis expansa. “The…

20 October 2017News

‘The history of scientific publishing’ – an interview with Aileen Fyfe

As a primer to this month’s event, detailed here is a recent blog post, we thought it would be a good idea to share an interview with Aileen Fyfe originally posted on the PLOS BLOGS Network in April 2016. In the interview Aileen Fyfe offers an in depth explanation of her research into the history…

17 October 2017News

Untangling Academic Publishing: Scottish launch for OA Week

St Andrews University Library is delighted to host the Scottish Launch of Untangling Academic Publishing during Open Access Week – the event is open to all, discussion encouraged! >Please contact libraryoffice@st-andrews.ac.uk if you wish to attend. Untangling Academic Publishing: Launch and Discussion about the past and future of academic publishing A University Library event for…

12 October 2017News

We now have over 50,000 research outputs in Pure!

In this post we look behind the scenes into how we capture publications in order to achieve Open Access… Celebratory tiramisu Yes, the pudding is correct, we now have over 50,000 publications records in Pure! At the University of St Andrews we use Pure as our Current Research Information System (CRIS). Pure has been our…

3 October 2017News

Requesting permission: reflections and perspectives from the University of St Andrews

[The following was originally published on the UKCoRR blog as guest post, here: http://ukcorr.org/2017/08/22/requesting-permission-reflections-and-perspectives-from-the-university-of-st-andrews/] In July I attended the UKCoRR Members Day and delivered a presentation on the subject of approaching publishers for permission from the perspective of someone working in open access/repository support. The title of the presentation was ‘Requesting permission: approaching publishers, lessons…

25 August 2017News

University of St Andrews pledges support for Knowledge Unlatched

The University of St Andrews has joined 50 other institutions in supporting Knowledge Unlatched for it’s 2017 pledging period. Knowledge Unlatched is a novel crowd-funding initiative that aims to reduce the individual cost of academic books and journals. Each year institutions pledge money to ‘unlatch’ a collection of books and journals, and make them freely…

3 August 2017News