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Open Access and CentAUR courses 2013-2014

University of Reading staff may book via Employee self service

Confused about Open Access? This short course will provide an overview of Open Access with practical information about how to comply with the University’s Open Access Policy and with RCUK funder requirements via Green or Gold Open Access routes. Green Open Access is achieved by self-archiving full-text research outputs to CentAUR in compliance with publishers’ policies and embargo periods. Gold Open Access means that articles are available freely and without restriction on the publisher’s website, often funded by an Article Processing Charge (APC) paid by the author. The University has an Open Access fund for APCs for outputs resulting from RCUK funded research and this course will explain how to apply for this funding. Examples of Open Access in practice will be given and you will be made aware of the variety of options available to you. Useful tools will also be showcased to help guide you through complexities such as publishers’ Open Access policies, copyright and licensing e.g. CC-BY. Questions may be submitted to prior to the course or asked during the session.

  • Audience: Academic and Research staff
  • Length of session: 1 hour

An opportunity for help with specific queries or a quick overview of CentAUR and Open Access. For example, we can help with questions about how to add/import publications to CentAUR and download records, scope and what to archive, funders' (e.g. RCUK) Open Access policies, publishers' permissions and copyright. If you are unable to attend one of these scheduled slots, please contact to arrange an alternative date.

  • Audience: All staff
  • Length of session: 40 minutes, one-to-one

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