Workshop at Repository Fringe – 30th July 2014

Every year repository managers, developers, research managers and researchers gather in Edinburgh for Repository Fringe. It’s an informal event with an emphasis on participation and sharing ideas.

As part of this project I’ll be holding a workshop in the Main Library on the first day of Repository Fringe 2014. I’d like to start a conversation about one of the key ideas of our pathfinder project, that there is an optimal balance of green and gold which can be found by considering the needs of an institution’s internal and external stakeholders. Do we make choices about green or gold based on compliance and the availability of external funds? Do other factors influence our policies and the services we offer around OA?

Though our project focuses post-1992 institutions in receipt of little external research funding, this workshop is open to all and I’d love to hear your ideas. (Or, if you’re stumped by the needs of all the stakeholders at your institution and want to find out how others have approached OA, you’re more than welcome too!)

Optimising resources to develop a strategic approach to Open Access
Wednesday 30th July 2014 – 1.11 Main Library – 13:45-14:45
Programme: http://rfringe14.blogs.edina.ac.uk/programme-2/

I can be reached @ellencole with any questions. See you next week!

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About Ellen Cole

Scholarly Publications Librarian at Northumbria University.
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