Getting to grips with Copyright and Open Access

What’s the buzz in OA?

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Wed, 17th May 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

CILIP East, ISG and ARLG are pleased to present a training day on copyright and Open Access. Join us for the whole day, or just for the morning or afternoon sessions.

There will be an hour's break between the two courses. To keep the costs of the event down we will not be providing lunch, however delegates are welcome to bring a packed lunch or food can be purchased from the UL tea room or the cafe in the nearby Alison Richards Building.


CILIP Knowledge & Information Management Group will be holding their AGM during the lunch break – all are welcome to attend.


14.00 – 15.30 What’s the buzz in OA? Facilitated by Danny Kingsley, Head of the Office of Scholarly Communication, Cambridge University Library


You know about open access, right? In that case you know that this is a fast moving landscape. So, what’s been happening lately? How do you keep up? Coming along to this workshop will be a good start. After a quick overview of open access generally and the current policy landscape, the session will give a run-down of five recent developments in this space:

  • April 2017 is the start of the last year of the five year RCUK Open Access Policy transition period - what is next given the proposed reconfiguration of the research councils?
  • In December 2016, most UK universities signed a five year subscription deal with Elsevier. The open access side of the deal is still being finalised. Some countries have signed different deals, others have not signed at all. What does this mean for the UK and a possible "Plan B"?
  • The UK Scholarly Communications Licence (UKSCL) is due to be launched soon and will be active in the first-mover universities in September 2017. What does this mean and what are the latest issues being raised with the UKSCL?
  • Submissions to the UK Government enquiry into Research Integrity have just closed. What relevance does Research Integrity have to open access? And what does this mean for libraries?
  • The Wellcome Trust will be invoking their ‘publisher white list’ as of April 2017, at the same time they have launched the Wellcome Open Research platform, which has also recently been adopted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. What does this direct challenge to publishers’ dominance mean for libraries?

There will be time to have a conversation in small groups about what these developments might mean for your institution before we share our ideas and discussions back with the group.


Milstein Room, Cambridge University Library

West Road
CB3 9DR Cambridge

United Kingdom

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