Open-Access Advocacy

University of Bradford

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Tue, 25th Nov 2014 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm

ARLG Yorkshire & Humberside present an introduction to advocating for Open Access in your institution, with Charles Oppenheim.

35 places, at £15 plus VAT.

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Please note that lunch is not included.


1.00: Arrivals 
1.15-2.15: The importance of Open Access for academic libraries: Charles Oppenheim
 2.15-3.00: Advocating Open Access: before, during and after HEFCE: Nick Sheppard and Jennie Wilson
3.00-3.15:  Tea 
3.15-4.00: OAWAL (Open Access Workflows for Academic Libraries): Graham Stone
4.00-4.30: Plenary discussion & action planning 
4.30:  Departures


  • Professor Charles Oppenheim


    Charles Oppenheim was until 2009 Professor of Information Science, and Head of the Department of Information Science, at Loughborough University. He is currently a Visiting Professor at Robert Gordon University, at the University of Northampton, and at Cass Business School. Previously he held posts in other Universities, and in the electronic publishing industry. He has published on the library and information professions, Intellectual Property Rights and other legal issues, text and data mining, bibliometrics, evaluation of research quality, and on scholarly publishing trends, including Open Access. He has received the Jason Farradane Award for services to the information profession, and an Aslib award for lifetime achievement to library and information science.

  • Nick Sheppard

    Leeds Beckett University

    Nick Sheppard is responsible for the repository and broader research management infrastructure at Leeds Beckett University (formerly Leeds Metropolitan).

  • Jennie Wilson

    Leeds Beckett University

    Jennie Wilson is an Academic Librarian at Leeds Beckett.

  • Graham Stone

    University of Huddersfield

    Graham Stone is Information Resources Manager at the University of Huddersfield. He also manages the University Repository and University Press. Graham has been involved with a number of Jisc projects including Huddersfield Open Access Publishing and the OA best practice pathfinder project. He is co-author of OAWAL and TERMS (Techniques in E-Resources Management) with Jill Emery of Portland State University. OAWAL [ ] is an attempt to create an openly accessible resource for librarians working on the management of open access workflows. We have developed 6 areas of focus for workflow management: advocacy, workflows, standards, the Library as Publisher, Creative Commons and discoverability.

University of Bradford

Richmond Road
BD7 1DP Bradford

United Kingdom

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