CILIP North West Branch’s Open Access Publishing Event – 10th February 2014 — Part 2 | ManchesterNLPN
"After lunch, Alicja Dobrzynska (Membership Accounts Manager, BioMed Central) commenced her presentation ('Open Access – past, present, future') stating that we now have an expectation for unlimited access to information 24/7. OA, Alicja said, is all about accessibility and sharing to ensure maximum visibility for the author. The next couple of slides gave some information about OA today and the two routes to OA; gold and green. We were then given information about the company; BioMed Central (part of Springer Science+Business Media) publishes over 250 OA journals, and in terms of quality are in the top ten in the field. Springer Open, launched in 2010, has 140 OA journals and 20+ OA books, therefore in combination with BioMed a wide range of subjects is covered ... The last presentation of the day was delivered by Helen Dobson (Research Services Librarian, University of Manchester) and focused on the University of Manchester’s approach to OA. Helen explained with the funding they had (which was time limited) they could do quite a lot with their project; the University of Manchester differ vastly to MMU as they had received a substantial amount of funding, therefore, as an established research institution, they would be taking the gold route. The OA project was library led but reported to the university and involved people from all over the university. In addition to library staff included academic staff and research support staff, library leadership team staff. The goals for the project came from RCUK requirements ..."