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Open Access & Institutional Repository: Open Access Week

Open Access Week 2021

Banner for Open Access Week 2021, October 25-30







25 -31st October is International Open Access Week 

The library arranged a number of activities across the week for staff and PGRs. In addition the following blog posts were shared via our blog Research Matters|Southampton

ORCiD Clinic - Drop In Session via Teams  (Monday 25th October, 13:00-14:00)

Do you need help setting up your unique researcher identifier (ORCiD) or linking your existing ORCiD in Pure? University Library staff are holding a ORCiD clinic to help. Just join the Teams meeting at any point during the run time. Details on ORCiD and self help guides can also be found on 

Making the most of Open Access Publishing: online Q&A (Friday 29th October, 10:00-11:00, additional session added 11:00-12:00))

This session, run by the Library Engagement Team, includes a short introduction to open access publishing followed by a Q&A session so that we can cover the areas that interest you. We can discuss types of open access, funder policies, uploading your journal articles to our institutional repository, publisher deals, finding open access material and anything else you would like to ask.    

This Q&A session is repeated throughout the year and you can sign up via Staffbook/PGR Manager 

Webinar - Oxford University Press Read and Publish Agreement - Open Access at no additional cost to you 

Tuesday 26th October, 14:00-15:00 

Join this webinar to find out how you can use the University of Southampton's Transformative Agreement (TA) to publish Open Access in an Oxford University Press Journal at no additional cost to you. Hosted by OUP this webinar will take you through the OUP Author Workflow system. University Library staff will be available to answer questions 

Recording now available below.

Open Access Week 2020

Open Access week 2020: open with purpose: taking action to build structural equity and inclusion

International Open Access Week 2020 was 19-25 October.

Open Access refers to free, unrestricted online access to research outputs (such as journal articles, theses and monographs) combined with the right to share and re-use the publication. 

The University of Southampton has a long history of supporting and promoting open access. To celebrate Open Access week we have a series of posts on our team blog, Research Matters|Southampton

You can also visit our webpages or email for help and guidance throughout the year. 

timeline of open access at the University of Southampton from 2000 (Creation of the EPrints software at the University of Southampton as the first free open access institutional repository software, now a world-leading open-source digital repository platform) to 2020 (we prepare for the REF submission)

Open Access Week 2019

Open for whom? Equity in open knowledge

21-27 October 2019 was International Open Access Week

We launched our activities on Monday with a blog post: A Very Short Introduction to Open Access Using Biscuits

Further blog posts followed during the week on our team blog Research Matters|Southampton:

To pay or not to pay?

Our research community

Working for a common purpose

Forging new routes to Open Scholarship for HE and Cultural Heritage Institutions

We also have a light-hearted Twitter thread using biscuit analogies to explain Open Access