Open Access Week 2015 at Edinburgh Napier University

After a very busy Open Access Week we thought it would be a good idea to do a round-up post. The foyer roadshows were well attended and on each campus we had some good conversations with around 20 ‘research interested’ staff and PhD students and gave them lots of handouts to take away with them. Some even took a sweetie! The university photographer also came and took some photos of the stand:

Open Access event at Merchiston

If you missed the roadshows, you can still get hold of the handouts, including the popular Repository flyer, Open Access blog, and the REF flyer, from our Open Access Week webpage.

During the week we also sent out some #openaccessweek tweets from the library’s twitter account @ednaplib to highlight some additional resources that we thought you might be interested in. Nobody took us up on the quiz to test their Open Access knowledge though!

The webinar, ‘Open access and research, what’s it all about?’ by Grainne Barkess was well attended and if you’d like to hear what was discussed, you can view and listen to the recording of the session on the university’s Online Video service.

Open Access event at Merchiston

The events during this particular week celebrated open access and tried to spread the word about how important this is for the next REF. We will be doing more roadshows and running other training and awareness sessions in the future. If there are any sessions or activities you’d like to see in the future, speak to your Information Services Advisor or contact Grainne Barkess in the Research and Innovation Office. If you were one of the people we spoke to at a roadshow, thanks for stopping for a chat and we’d love to hear your feedback too.