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  • ItemOpen Access
    Open Research Infrastructure – supporting open research practices at Cambridge
    (2023-11-17) Martinez Garcia, Agustina; Martinez Garcia, Agustina [0000-0003-1440-5829]
    Open research helps to support key features of research and innovation such as transparency, openness, verification and reproducibility and it also helps to foster collaboration within and across disciplines. Institutional support for open, suitable infrastructures that underpin research plays a key role in enabling open research practices within the research community at Cambridge, and beyond. In this talk I will provide an overview of the open research programme currently being developed, with a particular focus on those areas / projects concerned with the implementation of open systems and services to support open research practices such as alternative publishing models and the role of institutional repositories in supporting early publication of research findings in ways that maximise discovery and impact following FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable) principles, amongst others.
  • ItemPublished versionOpen Access
    University of Cambridge Open Access Publications Policy Framework
    (University of Cambridge, 2017) Open Access Project Board
    The University of Cambridge is committed to disseminating its research and scholarship as widely as possible. This document contains the University's Open Access Policy Framework.
  • ItemAccepted versionOpen Access
    Nobody Puts Copyright in the Corner: How to Tell Them What They Don't Want to Know About Copyright
    (2019-06-26) Sewell, Claire; Sewell, Claire [0000-0003-1669-7861]
    Presentation on copyright education for library staff at the University of Cambridge.
  • ItemPublished versionOpen Access
    Enhancing Open Access at Cambridge: Apollo repository and CRIS integrations
    Martinez Garcia, Agustina; Martinez Garcia, Agustina [0000-0003-1440-5829]
    Following from the integration of Cambridge’s Institutional Repository, Apollo, with the University’s CRIS system (Symplectic Elements), Cambridge University Library has developed two web-based systems to further streamline and enhance the workflows for managing Open Access (OA) publication submissions, and to collect key missing publication metadata in ways that improve researchers’ interaction with the relevant systems. The first system, Fasttrack, aims to drastically reduce the time needed to process repository submissions. It provides a user-friendly interface to review and approve submissions in Apollo via the DSpace API. The second web-based application, LastMinute.CAM, is a simple web form to collect missing publications metadata required for calculating open access compliance. Collected publications metadata is automatically pushed into the CRIS’ associated publication records and is then available to the CRIS’ reporting services. We will also present preliminary results from the Jisc Publications Router – Symplectic Elements integration pilot in which we are participating. The Publications Router is a JISC-led project to create a system that automatically sends notifications about research articles to an institutions’ repository, together with full-text copies of those articles where available. This has the potential to both streamline open access deposit workflows and enrich metadata records in the CRIS system.
  • ItemOpen Access
    Towards a community of Open Research Champions: insight from the Cambridge Data Champion Programme
    (2019-06-04) Jones, Sacha; Jones, Sacha [0000-0003-0492-2662]
    This presentation is for “FAIR Science: tricky problems and creative solutions”, which took place at the Wellcome Auditorium, The Queen’s Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh. This one day event is organised by Ralitsa Madsen.
  • ItemOpen Access
    The Open Research journey – from concept to implementation
    (2019-04-04) Kingsley, Danny
    ‘Open Research’ as a term was not in the lexicon a decade ago and has only really hit mainstream in the past five years. Having a position on Open Research allows an institution to consider proactive ways to meet these needs rather than reacting to new policies. This is strategic preparation in what is a highly volatile environment where many parameters are not yet defined. No-one has all the answers here, we are all feeling our way, but working collectively is, in itself, a good model for ‘openness’. This talk is part of that openness, to share where Cambridge is on this journey.
  • ItemOpen Access
    Open Research - an institutional perspective
    (2018-11-29) Kingsley, Danny
    These are the slides that were part of a Webinar hosted by OASPA: "Open Science Webinar: A view from Researchers, Institutions and the Open Science Policy Platform" and discusses what Open Research is, why it is necessary and briefly touches on the kinds of issues institutions need to consider if there is to be a move towards Open Research.
  • ItemPublished versionOpen Access
    Apollo, Cambridge’s Institutional Repository – ORCID integration
    (2018-10-30) Martinez Garcia, Agustina; Martinez Garcia, Agustina [0000-0003-1440-5829]
    Short talk at "Unlocking the power of ORCID integrations" webinar showcasing repository - ORCID integrations. The talk focuses on describing Cambridge's current integration with ORCID, via Apollo repository, and DataCite's "auto-update" feature.
  • ItemOpen Access
    And you thought you were up on all of this
    (2018-10-15) Kingsley, Danny
    This presentation provides an overview of the current landscape in open access the talk starts with some history and then considers the current state of open access and looks at the bigger landscape, and considers the political situation, the new open narrative and the challenges of implementing Open Research.
  • ItemAccepted versionOpen Access
    Avoiding Extinction Re-Skilling the 21st Century Academic Librarian
    (2018-07-05) Sewell, Claire; Sewell, Claire [0000-0003-1669-7861]
    Outlining the developments in scholarly communication and academic librarianship, this presentation looks at the results of a global survey into the educational background of people working in scholarly communication.
  • ItemAccepted versionOpen Access
    Blueprint for Success: Developing a Library Research Support Strategy
    (2018-06-28) Sewell, Claire; Sewell, Claire [0000-0003-1669-7861]
    Presentation given at the CPD25 event: The Role of the Library in Supporting Research. Looking at how to build a research support strategy for your library service with a case study of Cambridge University Libraries.
  • ItemOpen Access
    That was then, this is now. What’s next?
    (2018-07-02) Kingsley, Danny
    This presentation covers a potted history of open access, and specifically repositories, from early concepts in the late 1980s to what is happening today and what the future might look like.
  • ItemPublished versionOpen Access
    Apollo, Cambridge’s Institutional Repository, and the University’s CRIS system
    (2018-06-13) Martinez Garcia, Agustina; Martinez Garcia, Agustina [0000-0003-1440-5829]
    In this presentation we will describe the work we have recently conducted on the integration between Cambridge’s Institutional Repository, Apollo, and the University’s CRIS system. The integration work aimed to streamline and enhance the existing workflows for managing Open Access (OA) submissions by both reducing the number of systems in use and improving the experiences of our researchers when dealing with OA-related matters. We would also like to discuss issues arising from the integration work and suggest potential features for future development.
  • ItemOpen Access
    Librarians – we need to talk
    (2018-06-07) Kingsley, Danny
    This was a presentation made to the Cambridge Libraries Group that looked at the academic publishing industry - from the first journals through to the increase i commercial publishing post WW2 through the Big Deals to moves to become large data companies - and the implications this has for academic libraries. It included information about some of the recent legal activity by publishers towards academic sharing sites and Sci-Hub.
  • ItemOpen Access
    Institutional Framework and Responsibilities: Facing Open Science’s challenges and assuring quality of research
    (2018-05-25) Kingsley, Danny
    This presentation to LERU workshop: Nurturing a Culture of Responsible Research in the Era of Open Science considered the issue of the credibility of science being in question in a 'post-truth' world and how reproducibility is adding to the problem. Open Science offers a solution, but it is not easy to implement, particularly by research institutions. The main issues relate to language used in the open space, that solutions look different to different disciplines, that researchers are often feeling "under siege" and that we need to reward good open practice.
  • ItemOpen Access
    The ‘end of the expert’: why science needs to be above criticism
    (2018-05-24) Kingsley, Danny
    In 1942, Robert Merton wrote that “Incipient and actual attacks upon the integrity of science” meant that science needed to “restate its objectives, seek out its rationale”. Some 77 years later we are similarly in an environment where “the people of this country have had enough of experts". It is essential that science is able to withstand rigorous scrutiny to avoid being dismissed, pilloried or ignored. Transparency and reproducibility in the scientific process is a mechanism to meet this challenge and good research data management is a fundamental factor in this.
  • ItemAccepted versionOpen Access
    Release Your Inner Superhero: a New Approach to Professional Development
    (CILIP, 2018-02-01) Sewell, CE; Morris, Wendy; Sewell, Claire [0000-0003-1669-7861]
    Article exploring the Superhero Roadshow - a new way to encourage library staff to engage with their profession.
  • ItemAccepted versionOpen Access
    Is it Time to Move on from MOOCs?
    Sewell, CE; Sewell, Claire [0000-0003-1669-7861]
    Briefing article focusing on massive open online courses and whether they are useful for professional development.
  • ItemAccepted versionOpen Access
    Penguin poop, breaking the internet and doughnuts: What it’s really like working in research support
    (2018-04-11) Sewell, Claire; Sewell, Claire [0000-0003-1669-7861]
    Presentation on working in research support in libraries. Given at CILIP Careers Day 2018.
  • ItemOpen Access
    Cambridge use case: Integrating RSpace and Apollo repository
    (2018-03-16) Martinez Garcia, Agustina; Martinez Garcia, Agustina [0000-0003-1440-5829]
    Presentation at the "Digital Notebooks - how to provide solutions for researchers", organised by TU Delft Library. Topic: Integrations between research data repositories and electronic lab notebooks.