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Come together, right now! Building a community around open access books with the Open Access Books Network

This post is written by Silke Davison, Community manager at the Directory of Open Access Books and the OAPEN Foundation. The Open Access Books Network (OABN) is a space for anyone with an interest in open access (OA) books. We bring together people who are interested in OA books for the purposes of knowledge-sharing, discussion, […]

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Open Institutional Publishing Association: Introducing a New Community of Practice

This is a guest post by Dominique Walker, Publishing Officer – Scottish Universities Press, and Kate Petherbridge, White Rose Libraries Executive Manager. We’re really excited to share information about a new association that will support open access publishing activities at UK universities. The Open Institutional Publishing Association will launch over the summer in 2023, and […]

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Coordination needed: recurring theme from a recent UK workshop on open research skills

On 26th November 2021, the Open Research Competencies Coalition (ORCC)  in cooperation with FAIRsFAIR and EOSC Synergy projects co-organised a virtual session on  Advancing the skills agenda for reproducibility, open and FAIR. The session aimed to identify and map the skills and competencies needed by the current and future open research support workforce. This online […]