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Open Access and Open Practices For Researchers


Brian Kelly co-facilitated a seminar on Open Access and Open Practices For Researchers which took place at the University of Bath during Open Access week.

The seminar took place in room 8 West 2.4 from 12.30-13.30 on Friday 26th October 2012.


This seminar, which marks the launch of the Social Media programme for Researchers, will take place during Open Access Week, with presentations from Brian Kelly and Ross Mounce.

Ross Mounce, PhD student and Open Knowledge Foundation Panton Fellow at the University of Bath, will talk about the need for true Open Access (as originally defined), why it matters and the plethora of options we have for OA publishing.

Brian Kelly, UKOLN will describe his approaches in using social media to maximise awareness of his peer-reviewed papers and the evidence-gathering approaches which demonstrate the effectiveness of the approaches.


Open Access and Open Practices For Researchers, Brian Kelly
[MS PowerPoint format]
Open Access: A Talk for #OA Week, Ross Mounce

Note that the slides for an extended version of the talk are available from Slideshare and embedded below.

Open Practices for the Connected Researcher from Brian Kelly


Biographical Details

Image of Brian Kelly Brian Kelly works for the JISC-funded Innovation Support Centre at UKOLN, a centre of expertise which advises on digital infrastructure, information policy and data management based at the University of Bath. In his role as UK Web Focus he advises the UK's higher and further education communities on best practices for innovative use of the Web.

Brian has given many presentations on Web 2.0 and the Social Web. In recent years Brian has been an invited plenary speaker at international conferences held in Trondheim, Stockholm, Taiwan, Singapore and Melbourne. Brian is also a passionate user of a variety of Social Web tools, including his UK Web Focus blog which was runner-up in the Computer Weekly's IT Professional Blog of the Year Award in 2012.

Brian's areas of interest include ways in which Web 2.0 and the Social Web can be used to support professional, scholarly and research activities, Web standards, Web accessibility and Web metrics.

Brian has written about 50 peer-reviewed papers, invited papers and articles including a recent paper on Can LinkedIn and Enhance Access to Open Repositories? which suggested that use of social media services such as LinkedIn may be responsible for Brian having the largest number of downloads from the University of Bath institutional repository.