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August 2019

We are taking a break over the summer but we will back in September!


There is some news, however, that we would like to share with you.
  • Bookings are now open for our Open Monographs event in October.
  • An exciting position is being advertised at Cambridge. A chance to have a real impact in the delivery of open reaseach!
Please see below for further details.

Open Access monographs: from policy to reality. A one day symposium


The Office of Scholarly Communication (OSC) is pleased to announce the programme for the one-day symposium on “Open Access monographs: from policy to reality” which will take place on Wednesday 2 October 2019 at St Catharine’s College, McGrath Centre, Cambridge.


There have been many conversations about publishing open access monographs in recent months. In light of the open requirements mooted for the post-2021 REF, changing funder policies and the implementation of Plan S there is growing interest amongst researchers in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in the future of monograph publishing. On 2 October we are opening the floor for these conversations! We invite you to join representatives from policy organisations, funding bodies and the scholarly communication sector for a full day's exploration of Open Monographs. Come and contribute to a lively discussion of ideologies, realities, controversies, experiences and more. 

Keynote speakers include Professor Martin Eve (Birbeck, University of London) and Professor Margot Finn (President of the Royal Historical Society) and panel discussions comprising representatives from Research England, The Wellcome Trust, academic experts on the subject as well as various publishing houses. The panel discussions aim to create a forum for researchers to express the challenges and benefits they foresee if open access monographs become a requirement.? 

Book your place and have a look at the programme in more detail. We look forward to seeing you!
 


Job opportunity at Cambridge: Project Manager (Open Research)


Cambridge University Libraries is seeking to appoint a project manager who will work across functional areas of the University Libraries at Cambridge and the wider University (notably the Research Office), to manage the successful implementation of Plan S and work to operationalise the University's position on Open Research.
 
The ideal candidate would have knowledge of the research life-cycle and issues pertaining to Open Research and be able to demonstrate significant experience of project management experience and of facilitating cross-functional teams to deliver projects.
 

The closing date for applications is Friday 13 September 2019 and interviews are expected to take place the week commencing 23 September 2019.
 
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