Events

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Past Events

Open Access Week: Dundee University
Date: 21 October 2013
Location: Dundee University Library

Caren Milloy presented an overview of open access monographs – why, how and what next? The presentation covered the rationale behind OA monographs, the development of research in this area in the UK and an overview of the OAPEN-UK project. The presentation is available online.

ALPSP International Conference 2013
Date: Wednesday 11 - Friday 13 September 2013
Location: The Belfry, nr Birmingham, UK
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Caren Milloy presented at the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) conference on some initial findings from the interviews that have been conducted with publishers for the OAPEN-UK project. The presentation highlights some of the key pressure points in terms of workflows, systems and staffing that a publisher might come across in transitioning to open access monograph publishing. The presentation is available online.

Wales Higher Education Libraries Forum:collaborative exploration of Open Access, Research Data and the future in Wales
Date: 30 July 2013
Location: Swansea University

Caren Milloy gave a presentation to librarians from wales on open access, APCs and the OAPEN-UK project. The presentation is available online.

Open Access Monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference
Date:
1 and 2 July 2013
Location: The British Library, London, UK
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JISC Collections, in partnership with OAPEN Foundation, held a two-day international conference attended by stakeholders in scholarly communications including European research funders, senior institutional managers, publishers, learned societies, librarians and researchers. The conference raised awareness of open access, helped delegates to understand the key challenges and idenfied where international common policies and frameworks could support the adoption of open access monograph publishing in the humanities and social sciences (HSS).

All presentations and videos are available on the conference web pages.

UKSG Open Access – An Introduction
Date: 22 May 2013
Location: London
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Caren Milloy provided an introduction to open access monographs, the issues and invited participants to join in an interactive quiz to learn about the results from the OAPEN-UK project. The presentation is available online.

Ebooks: New models, new products, new opportunities, new tools
Date:
9th May 2013
Location: University College London
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Caren Milloy presented on some of the new tools that are being piloted to assist in making open access monographs discoverable and ensuring that researchers can verify the quality of an OA monograph. The presentation is available online.

UKSG 2013
Date: 8 – 10 April 2013
Location: BIC, Bournemouth
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Caren Milloy and Ellen Collins ran two interactive sessions at the UKSG conference on OAPEN-UK. The sessions provided an update on the project and its findings. The presentation is available online.

The Finch Report, open access and the historical community
Date: 1 March 2013
Location: Institute of Historical Research, University of London
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Caren Milloy gave a presentation on OAPEN-UK and the perspectives of UK HSS researchers as part of a panel session. There is a storify of the event available.

University Council of Modern Languages Workshop
Date: 18 January 2013
Location: Online workshop
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Ellen Collins provided a presentation on OAPEN-UK and the research undertaken so far.

OAPEN-NL Workshop
Date: 4 October 2012
Location: The Hague, Netherlands

Caren Milloy attended the OAPEN-NL workshop and presented the preliminary results of OAPEN-UK to the publishers present. A summary of the meeting is available in the OAPEN Newsletter.

OAPEN-UK Publishers Workshop
Date: 4 October 2012
Location: JISC Collections Office, London

Ellen Collins ran a workshop with the OAPEN-UK publishers to explore the monograph publishing process. The aim of the workshop was to identify the processes, effort and various elements that all go into the creation and publication of a scholarly monograph. This included technical, legal, content and financial aspects.

The Open University Digital Humanities Seminar
Date:
27 September 2012
Location:
The Open University
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Caren Milloy attended the event and presented some of the findings from the OAPEN-UK survey with humanities and social science researchers. View the presentation.

OAPEN UK Researchers Workshop
Date: 26 September 2012
Location: JISC Collections Office, London

Caren Milloy and Ellen Collins ran a workshop with researchers in the humanities and social sciences. The workshop was focused on identifying all the processes that a researcher undertakes to create and publish a monogpraph – from the very start to the book being read. It was a fascinating workshop and the information collection will be used to help us develop an infographic on the monograph publishing process.

4th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP 2012)
Date: 19–21 September 2012
Location: Budapest, Hungary
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Caren Milloy presented the finding from the survey of HSS researchers at the OASPA conference and participated in a panel discussion on open access books. The presentation is available to view and videos from the conference will be available via the OASPA website. A blog about the conference has been written by Janneke Adema, who is a researcher at Coventry University working on the OAPEN-NL project.

LIBER 2012
Date:
27 – 30 June 2012
Location: Tartu, Estonia
Programme and Presentations

Caren Milloy and Ellen Collins presented findings from the first year of OAPEN-UK, focusing on the results of the focus groups, benchmarking survey and the researcher survey. The presentation is available to view online alongside a video of the session. A full paper has been submitted for publication in LIBER Quarterly.

16th International Conference on Electronic Publishing
Social Shaping of Digital Publishing: Exploring the interplay between Culture and Technology
Date: 14 – 15 June 2012
Location:
Guimarães, Portugal
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Caren Milloy presented the findings of the OAPEN-UK focus groups and benchmarking survey at ELPUB. The presentation is available to view online. The paper OAPEN-UK: an Open Access Business Model for Scholarly Monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences is available in Social Shaping of Digital Publishing: Exploring the Interplay Between Culture and Technology – Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Electronic Publishing and in open access on the Elpub Digital Library.

Repositories Support Project
Scholarly Communications: new developments in Open Access
Date: 1 June 2012
Location: RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD
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Caren Milloy presented the OAPEN-UK project at the Repositories Support Project event. It was a fantastic event and well attended. The OAPEN-UK presentation provided a quick overview of the project, highlighted some of the focus group findings and discussed some of the issues that repository managers and the project itself are facing in integrating open access monographs into institutional repositories. A video of the presentation is also available to view.

London Book Fair
Date: 16 April 2012
Location: Earls Court London
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Caren Milloy and Ellen Collins attended the book fair on Monday 16 April.

UKSG 2012
Date: 26 – 28 March 2012
Location: Glasgow Conference Centre
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Caren Milloy and Graham Stone ran a breakout session on OAPEN-UK. The session introduced the project, explained the research approach and explored three of the themes that arose from the recent focus groups: what authors want; consistency and standards; and roles and responsibilities. The presentation includes data from the benchmarking survey with the projects authors and from the current researcher survey which is still ongoing. It is important to note that as the researcher survey is still ongoing the figures presented are not final and may change as more responses are received.