Enhancing Institutional Publication Data Using Emergent Open Science Services

Long time no blog! The reason for this is twofold. Firstly, I recently moved jobs within Brunel from the Scholarly Communication Office in the Library to the Research Support and Development Office, where I now support researchers from the humanities and social sciences with grant applications and I am also involved in a range of researcher development activities. The second reason for my silence relates to work that myself and my colleague David Walters have been doing on what we believe to be a pretty exciting research paper. This paper has now been published in the open access journal Publications...

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Two Talks and a Poster: Managing Open Access Mandates

After a rather demanding few months, myself and my colleague, David Walters, have now emerged out of the other side of our mini-conference tour.  We visited both the RLUK and UKSG conferences and made use of a number of different formats to present our preliminary research findings on the collisions between organically emerging open practices and institutional systems which focus narrowly on capturing funder compliance. RLUK Pecha Kucha Presentation Presented at the British Library on 9th March 2017, we were asked to deliver in the PechaKucha style, which would mean 20 slides timed at 20 seconds each. You can...

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Forthcoming Talks on Open Scholarship

Following on from our blogpost for CORE on measuring the ‘openness’ of research outputs, myself and my colleague, David Walters, will be delivering talks at two forthcoming conferences. The first is on 9th March 2017 as part of RLUK 2017 and the second will be on 10th April at UKSG’s annual conference and exhibition. Excitingly, both talks will be in a ‘lightning’ format, being no longer than 7 minutes in length (which has been an interesting challenge as I am now very accustomed to delivering 45-50 minute lectures!). The RLUK talk will follow the PechaKucha format of 20 slides timed...

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Open Access and Book Chapters

For many humanities researchers, book chapters are an important publication activity. This is particularly the case for PhD students and early career researchers who may see book chapters as a necessary first step in scholarly publishing. Edited collections are also useful for gathering together contemporaneous research in a particular area in a format that sometimes allows for greater editorial autonomy and a degree of flexibility around word counts and the ‘style’ of individual chapters. However, there are well documented concerns around book chapters and edited collections. These tend to centre around the lack of traditional peer-review and their assumed...

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Cricket, Class and Culture

On 15th November 2015 I delivered a talk entitled ‘Cricket, Class and Culture: Assessing the Game in England’ at Harlaxton College in Lincolnshire, which is the study abroad campus of the University of Evansville.

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