CONUL marks Open Access Week 2019

Recordings from the CONUL seminar “Open Scholarship and Open Science, the move to openness in research and scholarly environments – What’s it all about?” have been released on the CONUL website to mark Open Access Week 2019. International Open Access Week is an annual “opportunity to take action in making openness the default for research—to raise the visibility of scholarship, accelerate research, and turn breakthroughs into better lives.”

Open Access to research is one component of a wide variety of collaborative and transparent practices to ensure science and scholarship become more credible, reliable and efficient. Practitioners from academic libraries gave an introduction to various aspects of Open Science and Open Scholarship at a seminar in August 2019. The seminar was aimed at library staff who do not normally provide research support in their day to day work. It gave a comprehensive grounding in Open Science, Research Evaluation, Open Access and Research Data Management and insight into how libraries are actively providing support in these areas.

As Open Access is a fundamental component of Open Science, it is fitting that these resources have been made available for all during Open Access Week 2019 so that they may gain a better understanding of the revolution happening in research worldwide.

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