I seem to have spent quite a lot of this academic year reading, writing, hearing about, discussing and debating Open Access with colleagues both in MMU and externally at meetings and conferences. The outcome of much of this discussion has been consolidated into an excellent guide put together by my colleague David Jenkins which you can browse here: http://libguides.mmu.ac.uk/openaccess/home and via the library website.
I also wrote a series of blogs back in the Spring for the Research and Knowledge Exchange blog. Here are the links in case you would like to have a look at, or revisit, them:
Blog 1: what is OA?: http://mmuresearchblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/06/oablog1/
Blog 2: different types of OA: http://mmuresearchblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/14/oablog2/
Blog 3: advantages and disadvantages of OA: http://mmuresearchblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/oablog3/
Blog 4: MMU’s response to OA: http://mmuresearchblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/oablog4/
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