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OAPEN-UK sharing findings

We have been out and about at events presenting some of the initial findings from the research programme. You can view presentations and see what events are coming up on our events page.

The most recent event was the 16th International Conference on Electronic Publishing 2012 (#elpubconf) held in GuimarĂ£es, Portugal. The conference was quite small but with excellent papers all of which are available in the conference proceedings: Social Shaping of Digital Publishing: Exploring the Interplay Between Culture and Technology – Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Electronic Publishing or in open access in the Elpub Digtial Library. I was extremely pleased to have heard Kathleen Fitzpatrick talk about her work and her book Planned Obsolescence which I am currently reading. I think this should be compulsory reading for everyone! There were many other fascinating presentations covering open access, monographs, ebook design and I presented on the findings from the focus groups and the benchmarking survey and the full paper (written with Ellen Collins and Graham Stone) is available online.

At the very start of June, was the Repository Support Project event on scholarly communications and new developments in open access. This was a fantastic event and a perfect opportunity for me to discuss some of the issues and challenges we are facing in terms of integrating open access scholarly monographs into institutional repositories. There are a number of blog posts and write ups from the event and the twitter tag is #rspevent.

Over the coming months, we are presenting at a number of conferences in Europe including LIBER and COASPA. Sharing and discussing the project at an international level is really important – we hope to find common solutions and develop new tools and standards through shared effort.

We hope to see you at some of the events and if you are unable to join us, please do follow @oapenuk #oapenuk on twitter to stay up to date.