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Free lunchtime talks to mark International Open Access Week 2017

Oct 13, 2017

Salford research makes a real-world impact. So, to mark International Open Access Week 2017, we want to celebrate our culture of open research. The Library is hosting two lunchtime events featuring talks by researchers who are engaging with the wider public by making their research openly accessible.

On Monday 23 October Lecturer in Science Communication and Future Media Dr Erinma Ochu will be illustrating some of the creative ways that staff, students and the public can get involved in bringing scientific research data to life through virtual reality experiences, live performance and citizen science. Read more about the event here.

On Thursday 26 October Lecturer in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature Dr Caroline Magennis will be talking about her work with the Open Library of Humanities, a charitable organisation dedicated to publishing open access scholarship with no author-facing fees. She will discuss ongoing work for the #Agreement20 project, which is a multi-strand academic public engagement project featuring community partners. Find out more about the event here.

At both sessions, staff from the library will briefly talk about how they support open research activities at the university and there'll be an opportunity for discussion and networking too.

Lunch will be provided and all colleagues and students are welcome to attend, as well as members of the public. If you have any questions please contact Stephen Carlton at s.b.carlton@salford.ac.uk. You can contribute to Open Access Week at the University by tweeting with the hashtag #OAWeekSalford.

Please register in advance to secure your place at the talks:

Open in order to...Dream, Get Creative, Re-Make Nature with Dr Erinma Ochu, Lecturer in Science Communication and Future Media (Monday 23 October , G05 Old Fire Station, 12pm-1pm)

Open in order to...Share Scholarly Knowledge with a Wide Audience with Dr Caroline Magennis, Lecturer in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature (Thursday 26 October, G05 Old Fire Station, 12-1pm)