Open Access week (20-26 October) is coming up!
To highlight Open Access the Open Access Steering Group (Library and RKE) is organising a series of lively Open Access information sessions and debates taking place across the University in October as follows:
16th October, Open Access in the Humanities, 12 – 2pm in Geoffrey Manton
Includes talks from MMU Professor Cathy Urquhart, Dr. Frances Pinter (Manchester University Press) and Dr. Martin Eve (Open Library of Humanities) as well as a “tradeshow” with representatives from Open Access publishers. Book tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/open-access-in-the-humanities-tickets-13292449073
22nd October, Open Conversations, 12-1.30pm in MMU’s Special Collections
A light-hearted and provocative exploration of different perspectives on Open Access. Speakers include MMU’s Dr. Sam Illingworth, Professor Cathy Urquhart, Ruth Jenkins and Rob Johnson (Director of Research Consulting and lead of a national project on costs associated with Open Access). Book tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/open-conversations-tickets-13407272513
24th October, RKE Social “Open All Hours”, 4 – 5.30pm in MMU’s Special Collections
Join the RKE team at their regular end of the month networking session. Join MMU’s Sam Illingworth, Mary Pickstone and Jayne Burgess who will talk you through their perspectives on Open Access. Book tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rke-friday-social-open-all-hours-tickets-13407342723
Please join us to find out more and engage with the debate.