international Open Access Week, the University is inviting some key players in the sector to discuss the current state of play. In the sixteen months since Dame Janet Finch published her report on Open Access (OA), policy has moved on quickly: the Government accepted the findings of the Report, and the Research Councils (RCUK) have mandated OA publishing. This event will be a good opportunity to take stock. The programme includes speakers from HEFCE, RCUK, the Open Library for Humanities and the Research Information Network, as well as editors of OA journals.
Friday, 30 August 2013
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
|Revd Prof Tutu McGlenn: Clean|
I write in support of Prof (emeritus) Piebald Arbuthnott's admirable clarification on the use of adjectives by the Russell Group and Post-92s.
|Professor (emeritus) Arbuthnott: 'Modern' man.|
I was pleased to read of Alan Bance's disgust at Wendy Piatt's use of the word 'modern' to describe Post-92 universities (letters, 22 August 2013).
Friday, 16 August 2013
In Research Services it's a chance to get on with all those jobs we've been putting off all year - the dull but necessary housekeeping ones - but also to look ahead and start planning for the forthcoming year.
Thursday, 15 August 2013
A holiday cottage on the west coast of Wales. Rain is lashing against the windows, and the casements are rattling. It's August. A group of RCUK apparatchiks are huddled around a game of Scrabble. It's clear they're playing an unusual variant of this family favourite in which only acronyms can be used.