OA Seminar 2014

Wednesday 29 October 2014, 2.00 – 3.30 pm

PDFs of the presentations can be viewed and downloaded at the links below. Please note that some links contained therein may no longer work.

The Changing Landscape of Open Access

Caroline Edwards, Department of English and Humanities

Dr Caroline Edwards outlines the rapidly changing landscape of open access publishing in 2014, as humanities research moves into a new era of open access, scholarly connectivity, and transformative peer review practices. Caroline describes the Open Library of Humanities (OLH), an international publishing project which she co-directs from Birkbeck, and considers what academics can do to ensure that such change is informed by non-profit, community-driven initiatives.

Research Excellence Framework 2020

Stephen Frosh, Pro Vice Master for Research

Professor Stephen Frosh discusses REF 2020 developments, including HEFCE’s requirements for open access to the research outputs in the College’s REF submission.


Introduction to Birkbeck Institutional Research Online (BIROn)- Birkbeck’s Institutional Repository

Paul Rigg, E-Services Team, Library and Media Services

Paul Rigg outlines the key principles behind BIROn; what it is, what it can offer and how to use it to meet the requirements of funder, HEFCE and College policies on open access.