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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

St Andrews supports new publisher requirements set by Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust has had an Open Access policy for its research publications since 2005, and now leads the Charity Open Access Fund (COAF). Robert Kiley, Head of Digital Services at Wellcome, has announced that from 1 April 2017 any papers submitted that acknowledge Wellcome funding must meet the new, additional requirements. Publishers must indicate that they can…

8 September 2016News

BMC Ecology image competition: results

Well, it’s that time of year when we get to post lots of nice pictures courtesy of the open access journal BMC Ecology. Each year BMC Ecology runs a photographic image competition to celebrate biodiversity and the beauty of the natural environment, and this year it coincides with St Andrews Photography Festival which is a nice coincidence! The…

26 August 2016News

Flipping journals to Open Access: an extensive Harvard University literature review

Harvard University last week released an extensive 224 page literature review on subscription journals flipping to Open Access. The review’s principal aim is to “disentangle different options”, in order to “help publishers deliberate intelligently about their options”. In total the authors find 15 options available to journals wanting to flip to OA, and interestingly 5 of…

10 August 2016News

We’ve now reached 8000 items in our repository!

Last week the St Andrews Research Repository reached a new milestone: 8000 items! The last major content milestone we celebrated was when we reached 5000 items, this was back in February 2015. The blog post we wrote in recognition of this mentioned that the upsurge in activity was largely down to research funders and HEFCE…

28 July 2016News

Wellcome Open Research: a new publication initiative

Wellcome Open Research is a new initiative which allows researchers to publish their results faster and more transparently. The service is powered by F1000Research which is an innovative publishing platform that uses post-publication peer-review to eradicate publication delays. By using this platform Wellcome research will be published immediately on submission (presumably with the status ‘awaiting peer-review’…

6 July 2016News

Open Access Week 2016: “Open in Action”

http://www.openaccessweek.org CC BY 4.0 The theme of Open Access Week 2016 will be “Open in Action”. Open Access Week is an international initiative designed to raise the profile of Open Access and push towards publishing ‘open by default’. Open Access Weeks have always encouraged action as well as words. But this year’s OAW takes this a…

31 May 2016News