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This two-part online event aims to bring together expertise from across the field of Open Access research support, to present examples of current practice from throughout the research lifecycle, and to explore the possible future direction of Open Access, especially its potential impacts for Librarians, Publishers and Intermediaries.


March 02 2021 - 13:00
March 09 2021 - 16:30


United Kingdom

About the Event


Course Summary

The seminar will aim to explore some of the biggest themes currently shaping Open Access research support. These will include the evolution of transformative agreements in scholarly publishing, the increasing move towards Open Data, and developments in licensing solutions for Open Access content, such as the Scholarly Communications licence. There will also be an emphasis on highlighting current innovations in Open Access research support, with an exploration of practical examples from a number of leading-edge institutions. 

The seminar will include participatory elements, and attendees will have the opportunity to discuss and explore the themes raised during the course of the event. Time will be given over so that delegates can put their questions to each speaker and a panel discussion on the second day of the event will provide a forum for participants to explore some of these themes even further.

Who should attend

The seminar will be of interest to individuals involved at all stages of research support, whether in a publisher, intermediary or library setting. Those looking to update or refresh their understanding of the current Open Access landscape, and its potential evolutions in 2021 and beyond, will also find the course valuable.

Course level and previous knowledge required

Attendees should possess an understanding of the fundamentals of Open Access, as these will not be covered by the event.

Dates & Timings

The seminar is scheduled to take place over two dates:  Tuesday 2nd & Tuesday 9th March from 1pm until 4pm GMT. 


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Attendee Information

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UKSG wants to provide the best possible experience for all our delegates, making presentations as accessible and inclusive as possible.  Our intention were possible is to strongly encourage our speakers to provide auto generated closed captioning for both live and recorded events as well as to make sure their slides as easy as possible for all people to read. In addition we can provide auto generated transcripts post event for each of the recorded sessions.

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Programme and Speakers


Welcome and Introduction


Opening Keynote


Transformative Agreements and the research lifecycle

Patricia Killiard
University of Cambridge

Patricia Killiard is Senior Deputy Director, Academic Services, Cambridge University Libraries, responsible for strategic leadership of services supporting education and research, collection development and management. The directorate includes the Office of Scholarly Communication, which provides the research community with OA and research data management support, and the team managing the university-wide Journal Co-ordination Scheme. She leads for the libraries of the University on supporting the implementation of Plan S. 




Open Access and scholarly comms within the research lifecycle at the University of Salford

Jennifer Bayjoo
University of Salford


Open Access and Wikipedia: Taking accessible research to the global public

Wikipedia is one of the most popular websites in the world with a mission to provide universal free access to knowledge as a public good. Central to “the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit” is that all facts are properly cited, ideally from peer-reviewed sources that are accessible to a global public. However approximately half of scholarly citations on Wikipedia are behind a paywall.

This session will discuss Wikipedia’s role in the information ecosystem as a bridge between informal discussion and scholarly publication. It will demonstrate how to identify paywalled citations and update to OA versions of cited articles in institutional repositories. In order to fully participate you should register a Wikipedia account.

Nick Sheppard
Open Research Advisor University of Leeds

Nick Sheppard has worked in scholarly communications for over 10 years, currently as Open Research Advisor at the University of Leeds. Previously he was Research Services Advisor at Leeds Beckett University. Nick is interested in effective dissemination of research through sustainable models of open access, including underlying data, and potential synergies with open education and Open Educational Resources (OER), particularly underlying technology, software and interoperability of systems.


Closing Comments & Wrap up

Programme and Speakers


Welcome & Introduction


Presentation 4

Colleen Campbell
Max Planck Digital Library

Colleen Campbell coordinates the global Open Access 2020 Initiative, which has its home at the Max Planck Digital Library (Munich, Germany). In this role, she strategizes with all stakeholders in the scholarly communication chain on methods to repurpose subscription funds to support open access publishing as a means to accelerate the transition of scholarly journals to open access. She is also a very proud member of the UKSG Main Committee!


Research Data Management and the research lifecycle

Jez Cope
The British Library




Publisher - Round Table and questions


Using social media to communicate Open Access research within the research lifecycle at The University of Manchester

Stephen Carlton
University of Manchester


Closing Comments and wrap up


January 13 2021 - 00:00 - March 01 2021 - 00:00

£ 60.00 + £ 12.00 VAT

UK - UKSG Members

£ 60.00

Outside UK - UKSG Members

£ 72.00 + £ 14.40 VAT

UK - UKSG Non Members

£ 72.00

Outside UK - UKSG Non Members

NB:  UKSG reserves the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its reasonable control without being obliged to refund monies.


General queries - 

Please take a look at our code of conduct 


The closing date for cancellations is Friday 12th February, after which date cancellations will not be eligible for a refund.  Cancellation should be sent into writing to  All registrants will be sent a link to a recording after the event.

The UKSG terms and conditions can be found  here

NB: UKSG reserves the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its reasonable control without being obliged to refund monies.

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