Where are we all with open access? How far have we got with RCUK compliance and how will things change under UKRI? Are our systems in place for the REF now that the policy is starting to bite? How far is open access practice now mainstream among researchers? Do we have the staff and skills we need to serve our institutions?
The world of open access is a fast-changing environment, but it seems especially so in 2018. Both the newly-formed UKRI and the Wellcome Trust are reviewing their OA policies this year. The impact of the open access policy on REF preparation and practice in institutions is hitting home. A major report was released in June by Research England on its joint survey from last year looking at sector progress towards compliance. And that was all before the recent announcement of "Plan S".
This event is a chance for the open access practitioners to discuss key issues in open access, share their difficulties and successes, to network, gain peer-to-peer support and, find out about latest news on selected Jisc projects and services and feedback their own reactions and requirements to Jisc's development plans and funder policies.
This event follows on from the OA summer series of events and we’ll feedback from discussions at those events. We would really value your voice and your ideas, so we hope to see you soon at this event.
Monday 26 November
Registration and refreshments
Reviewing the OA landscape: reactions to recent reports and sector developments
We’ll review key recent developments and hear from Research England about their recent survey report monitoring sector progress towards compliance with funder open access policies.
Updates from Jisc services: an opportunity to hear from Jisc staff
We’ll give updates on our services and there’ll be an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.
- Monitor services and developments around APCs - Karen Jackson
- The Jisc UK ORCID consortium - Adam-Vials Moore
Shared resources and skills for the sector – what do we have and what’s needed?
Two years on from open access good practice projects we review the resources and identify what’s still relevant and what’s needed now.
We’ll also think about the skills and attributes required for scholarly communication roles and how we develop and support staff.
Where next, summary and questions
Who should attend
- Repository staff
- Open access librarians
- Research support librarians
- Research managers
- Open access policy compliance staff
- Library and research decision makers
For further information, please contact Helen Blanchett (email@example.com).