Joseph Ripp ~ We tend to view copyright like a dragon (just go with it, it's thematically apt). Frightening, yes, but sufficiently remote or arcane that it is unlikely to trouble most of us. But there will always be those with a thirst for adventure, a willingness to test their strength and cunning against the dragon:… Continue reading The Day Copyright Affected the Real World (or at least Middle-Earth)
Dan Croft ~ In early September 2018 a number of European national research funders - including our own UKRI - joined together into cOAlition S to announce a bold new set of Open Access requirements for how the research they fund must be published. This scheme, quickly branded ‘Plan S’ by commentators, started with 10 principles… Continue reading ‘Plan S’ and turmoil in scholarly publishing
Hazel King ~ While much of the work of the Scholarly Communications team revolves around making published research Open Access, we also work on other projects, all with the aim of sharing outputs from researchers, students and library collections as widely as possible. This includes our special collections, housed in the archive in Headington library, and… Continue reading Digitising the Booker Prize Archive
Dan Croft ~ Open Scholarship - also known as Open Science and Open Research - is an umbrella term for a variety of activities under which the products of scholarly or academic research are made freely available to any user (as opposed to the 'pay-to-read' model). Typically this happens online and with a specific, and… Continue reading Open scholarship and the public
Paul Harwood, Associate Director of Learning Resources, Oxford Brookes University ~ Next year will mark my 30th year working in the scholarly publishing world, spent mostly in the middle ground between publishers and libraries. It has been something of a privileged position, following the powerplay that has been a feature of their relationship over this… Continue reading Another Golden Age…but for who?