Open Access Week success
Open Access Week ran across the University between 14-18 March. Open Access is the free online availability of scholarly literature, including journal articles, conference proceedings, theses, book chapters, data and more.
Throughout the week around 400 leaflets and flyers about Open Access and the HEFCE Open Access Policy were circulated to academic staff across all sites.
In the three months prior to and during Open Access Week (Jan-Mar 2016), 52 items were added to UDORA. This signifies a 68% increase in articles from the same period last year.
In addition to the awareness raising activities, a policy on Open Access, which mandates all journal articles and conference proceedings to be deposited into the University of Derby Online Research Archive (UDORA), was approved at the University Research Committee.
Watch videos of Professor Tristram Hooley and Professor Paul Weller talk about the benefits of Open Access Week here.