Scholarly Communications: New Developments in Open Access

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  1. The RSP event on Scholarly Communications: New Developments in Open Access took place on Friday June 1st, 2012 at RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects), London. 

    The day started with Martin Hall, Chair of Open Access Implementation Group, Vice Chancellor of the University of Salford and a member of the FINCH committee, who discussed where to go next with open access. 

  2. Where next with Open Access - keynote presentation -- Martin Hall
  3. Alma Swan, Director of European Advocacy at SPARC, presented on the decisions taken at the "Budapest Open Access Initiative at 10" meeting.
  4. The Budapest Open Access Initiative at 10 - recommendations for the next ten years -- Alma Swan
  5. After the tea/coffee break, Caren Miloy, Head of Projects JISC Collections, presented the OAPEN-UK project.
  6. OAPEN-UK - collecting evidence on scholarly monograph publishing -- Caren Milloy
  7. Peter Webster, from the School of Advance Study, talked about the SAS Open Journals.
  8. Building campus-based OA journal capacity: SAS Open Journals -- Peter Webster
  9. After lunch Simon Hodson, JISC Programme Manager at Managing Research Data, presented on data publication. 
  10. Encouraging data publication - the JISC Managing Research Data Programme -- Simon Hodson
  11. Mark Hahnel, Product Manager at Figshare, showed how his personal experience, when he was a PhD student, lead him to create Figshare.
  12. Figshare and Open Science- Mark Hahnel
  13. Graeme Moffat, showcased Frontiers and their journals.
  14. Frontiers - Online Community-Based Peer Review, Publishing and Research Networking -- G. Moffat
  15. The event close with Melissa Terras,  Reader in Electronic Communications in the Department of Information studies and Co-Director of the Centre for Digital Humanities at UCL, who spoke about her experience in using social media to promote her research.
  16. Using social media to disseminate research outputs -- Melissa Terras
  17. All powerpoint presentations can be found and downloaded from the RSP website.
  18. For more extensive notes concerning the speakers' presentations you can read either Neil Stewart's blog post...