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2 ways to (legally) bypass publisher paywalls

Publisher paywalls are a perennial problem, as it just isn’t possible for institutions to subscribe to all online academic journals and databases. With University staff and students working remotely, we will all be making even greater use of electronic resources, so it’s likely we will all encounter paywalls with increasing frequency.   Luckily, there are…

27 March 2020Open access

Open Access and COVID-19

With St Andrews academics, support staff, and students now working off-campus, free and immediate access to scholarly literature online has never been more relevant to our community. Put simply, our homes have become proxies for labs, offices, classrooms, and of course the Library too. “COVID-19 highlights why all research articles should be published Open Access”…

26 March 2020News Open access

It’s National Bed Month!

It’s national bed month, and we’ve chosen to highlight an article focussing on 17th century ‘Louis XIII bed’, recently presented in the Louvre. Bos, A. (2019). Le lit provenant du château d’Effiat (Puy-de-Dôme) conservé au musée du Louvre. In Situ, 40. https://doi.org/10.4000/insitu.23212 The bed was originally from the Effiat chateau (built 1627) in the Puy-de-Dôme…

4 March 2020News Open access

Update from the research data management team

What have the RDM team been up to over the past 12 months? A lot has happened over past year but the most important thing to mention is that we moved. Since May 2019 we are no longer part of the Library, we joined Research & Innovation Services (RIS). Our blog and website followed us…

14 February 2020Research Data

Happy Love Data Week!

Happy Love Data Week! This is the third year that we celebrate Love Data Week and this year, in addition to blog posts, we have organised two talks about research data (see our previous post for details, https://openresearch.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/2020/02/join-us-in-celebrating-love-data-week-2020.html): The first talk takes place tomorrow Tuesday 11 February at 3pm in Physics Lecture Theatre C. Join…

10 February 2020Research Data

Join us in celebrating Love Data Week 2020

Love Data Week 2020 is almost here! Like the past two years we will join other institutions in celebrating Love Data Week. Normally we invite researchers to contribute with blog posts. However, this year we went a bit further than that and in addition to the usual blog posts we have organised two talks by…

5 February 2020Research Data

18000th item unearths hidden past

A mere 5 months since out last milestone was reached in the repository, we are celebrating our 18000th deposit! North Atlantic Craton architecture revealed by kimberlite-hosted crustal zircons was recently published Open Access in Earth and Planetary Science Letters. Co-authored by Nick Gardiner at the School of Earth & Environmental Science and supported by the…

29 January 2020Open access

O come let us a-DORA!

Just before Christmas, following consultation with Schools and approval by Research Committee, Professor Tom Brown, Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation), signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) in what is a first step in the implementation of the recently published principles on the responsible use of research metrics at the University. DORA’s recommendations call…

17 January 2020Responsible metrics

An interview with Dr Rose Harris-Birtill

As part of International Open Access Week 2019, we are delighted to present an interview with Dr Rose Harris-Birtill from the School of English, University of St Andrews. Rose shares her experience of publishing her own research Open Access, and on her new role as Editorial Officer at the Open Library of Humanities (OLH), an…

23 October 2019

Open Access Week 2019: Equity in Open Knowledge

We are delighted to be celebrating international Open Access Week 2019 from 21-27 October, by embracing the theme of Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge We find ourselves at a critical moment. The decisions we make now—individually and collectively—will fundamentally shape the future for many years to come. As open becomes the default, all…

21 October 2019