Joining up Communities

Last week I was asked to talk about Open Access and research support at Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries (SCURL) event.

http://scurl.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/SCURL121114Programme.pdf

It was heartwarming to hear many common messages e.g.

  • It is OK to do things in different ways
  • Initiatives should generally take a functional approach not an organisational unit approach (e.g. it is about open access, impact, not about the library or finance office specifically)
  • What do customers want?

CASRAI-UK was not known in this group so I spread the word about the work being done on standards and offered to link them into future communications on standardising open access metadata.

Presentations are available at http://scurl.ac.uk/what-we-do/publications/scurl-presentations/

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