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Brill unlatches 20 open access books

The academic publisher Brill has announced that it has now published 20 fully open access books funded under the Knowledge Unlatched scheme. The scheme’s vision is to create a sustainable and fair business model to produce free and open access books, by sharing the publishing costs amongst participating members. Institutions who take part in the…

23 June 2017News

Your chance to tell us about your use of ORCID

Are you a researcher or research student in St Andrews? Please take part in our 10 minute survey about the use of Open Researcher and Contributor IDs (ORCID): This survey aims to establish the extent to which researchers at the University of St Andrews are using ORCID identifiers during their work. The survey will collect…

20 June 2017News

Digital Research Open Office – every Wednesday afternoon

Digital Research Open OfficeEvery Wednesday2-4pm The Library’s Digital Research division now has an open office every Wednesday afternoon. From 2pm to 4pm anyone can drop in and see us, and we will ensure there will be a member of staff here to help. So if you have any questions about open access, research data, Pure,…

28 April 2017News

The Open Access Team have a new home

Image Courtesy of Google Maps Recently the Library’s Digital Research Division moved building from the University Library to just down the road. We are now in the Old Union Diner (not to be confused with the Old Union Café!), just a stone’s throw from the Library. We hope the new location will make it easier…

27 April 2017News

New Horizon 2020 project to enhance open access book publishing

A new EU Horizon 2020 project has been announced, entitled High Integration of Research Monographs in the European Open Science infrastructure, or HIRMEOS for short. We’ve written on this blog numerous times about open access books, see previous posts here and here, and from what is known about this project it certainly could be a very…

22 February 2017News

National Open Access strategy for Switzerland

The Swiss National Science Foundation and swissuniversities have come together to agree a national strategy aiming for all publications financed with Swiss public money to be accessible free of charge by 2024. The joint principles and strategy are outlined in a document published on 31 Jan 2017, which states “all stakeholders, politicians, higher education institutions…

7 February 2017News

Training course: Copyright for teaching and learning

The following course is available to academic staff and research students Copyright for teaching and research Date: Mon 6 Feb 2017Time: 10.00-12.00Venue: Bute Annexe – CAPOD Training Room 4 (beside front entrance of Bute Building) Key details: New this year! Copyright affects many areas of academic activity and it is becoming increasingly important for staff…

31 January 2017News


Open in Action conversations

As described in our last post, the theme of this year’s Open Access Week ‘Open in Action’ was all about taking concrete steps to open up research and scholarship and encouraging others to do the same. With this in mind, the Library invited all researchers to join their OA experts at a range of drop-in…

27 October 2016News

Our commitment to putting Open in action

Open Access Week 2016 (24-30 Oct) aims to advance open access on a global scale, all year round. We introduced the theme of this year’s event in an earlier post. OA Week http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ This year’s theme of ‘Open in Action’ is all about taking concrete steps to open up research and scholarship and encouraging others…

18 October 2016News