Are You Ready for Public Access to Your Research?

October 14, 2015

grantwriting, sponsors, training

As part of Open Access Week 2015, VCU Libraries will host sessions that may be of particular interest to grant writers:

Taking Open Access to the Next Level: Hosting Journals and Conferences with Scholars Compass
Monday, October 19, 2015, 2015, 12:00pm – 1:00pm (lunch provided), Cabell Library, 2nd Floor Multipurpose Room (Room 250)

This event will highlight the potential for hosting open access journals and conference and other event proceedings through VCU’s institutional repository Scholars Compass. The discussion will feature two speakers. Melanie Buffington (Associate Professor of Art Education, VCU School of the Arts) is Editor of the Journal of Social Theory in Art Education, the first open access journal made available on Scholars Compass. Audrey Trussel (Assistant to the Vice Provost, Division of Community Engagement) worked closely with Scholars Compass librarians to make content from the division’s Community-Engaged Research Institute and Service-Learning Institute openly available online. This event will serve as an introduction to Scholars Compass for those who are unfamiliar with it, and will be especially interesting to those who play a role in the production of journals or other publications, those who are involved in planning conferences, symposia, or other scholarly events, and those who are interested in making these kinds of content more widely available. Find out more and register.


Are You Ready for Public Access to Your Research? What You Need to Know to Comply with New Federal Policies
Thursday, October 22, 2015, 12:00pm – 1:00pm (lunch provided), Tompkins-McCaw Library (MCV Campus), First Floor Conference Room

Margaret Henderson (Director of Research Data Management, VCU Libraries) and Hillary Miller (Scholarly Communications Outreach Librarian, VCU Libraries) will address the 2013 Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) memo directing federal government agencies with more than $100M in research and development expenditures to support public access to research publications and better data management. As a result, many agencies have released new policies for researchers who receive grant funding. This event will provide attendees with an overview of the specific policies that have been released, the steps they need to take to comply, where to find more information, and the resources and services VCU Libraries can offer in support of public access compliance.  Find out more and register.

About Jessica Venable

Coordinator for Research Development Services, VCU Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation

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