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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

Breaking free – out of embargo

The route to Open Access can be surprisingly long and winding. In this last post for Open Access Week 2018 we look at some examples of publications that are now freely available to all from our repository – in most cases a year or more after first publication. Why wait to make these articles open…

26 October 2018

Thesis Thursday 2018 : a wider notion of research

As part of #ThesisThursday in Open Access Week we are pleased to host a fascinating guest post from our colleagues in the Library E-theses team: Why do we make research theses available in the St Andrews Research Repository?It’s a question that we are asked from time to time by both research students and academic researchers…

25 October 2018

Kin win to become item 15,000 in the St Andrews Research Repository

To mark the 15,000th item deposited in the St Andrews Research Repository the Open Access Support team is pleased to publish a guest post by its co-author, Andy Gardner: Dyble, M, Gardner, A, Vinicius, L & Migliano, A 2018, ‘Inclusive fitness for in-laws’ Biology Letters, vol. 14, no. 10. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2018.0515 Cooperation abounds in nature…

24 October 2018

IRUS-UK: statistics and benchmarking for UK repositories

For over 4 years now St Andrews has participated in IRUS-UK – a JISC funded service providing accurate and usable repository download statistics. At the time of writing there are 146 repositories included in the service, which equates to 94% of all eligible UK repositories. This means that as well as being able to track…

23 October 2018

Open Access books: Tony Crook’s new book is published OA

This week is Open Access week, and the theme is set to look at the foundational work that is needed to underpin a transition to a world where research results are free and open by default. Recent moves by the open access publisher Knowledge Unlatched have shone a spot light on the need for better…

22 October 2018Open access books

It’s Open Access Week 2018!

It’s that time of year again when around the world people are celebrating all things Open Access. The theme of this year’s International Open Access Week, is “designing equitable foundations for open knowledge.” In the first blog post we will look at work going on in the Humanities to raise the profile of Open Access…

22 October 2018OJS Open access Open access books Theses

Behind the scenes with the OA team: Kirsty

In the last in this series of posts introducing the Open Access Team, we have Kirsty. Kirsty is the newest member of the team, joining the team in 2015. Amongst many other things, Kirsty assists with creating Pure records for new staff, and with monitoring newly created publication records. Kirsty also has the ‘Full text…

19 October 2018

Behind the scenes with the OA team: Kyle

All this week we’ve been peering behind the curtain to get a better look at the Open Access team in the Library. You can see all the previous posts here. Today we’ll hear from Kyle. Kyle’s Pure filters are mainly trained on Humanities and Social Science schools, as well as Psychology and Neuroscience and Chemistry.…

18 October 2018