ANU Library launches open access course

23 October 2017

In the spirit of Open Access Week, ANU Library has released an open access course that aims to develop the skills researchers need to effectively navigate the scholarly communications and publishing world. ‘Navigating the sea of scholarly communications’ offers a series of five self-paced online modules that are available at point of need so participants can curate their own learning experiences through videos, readings and quizzes. The five modules include:

Scholarly communications 101
Discover open access, avenues for publication and the rapidly changing scholarly communications and publishing environment.

Publish and prosper
Find a best-fit publisher, avoid predatory publishers and make a mark in publishing.

Talk data to me
Explore data management plans, funder requirements, metadata, data citation and more.

Increasing impact and engagement
Know who is citing and reading your work, track activity around your research outputs, and delve into metrics that help tell the story of your research impact.

My research identity
Learn how to establish your research identity with an ORCiD, and explore how to build and protect your research identity online.

University Librarian Roxanne Missingham describes the course as “Researchers speaking to researchers”, as it features the authentic and generously shared expertise of local and international presenters, including:

  • Dr Tony Hey Chief Data Scientist, Science and Technology Facilities Council UK
  • Dr Stephen Leeder Emeritus Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine at The University of Sydney
  • Andrew Stammer, Executive Manager, Communications & Publishing for the CSIRO and Director of CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • Dr Ginny Barbour, Chair Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and Executive Officer of the Australian Open Access Support Group (AOASG)
  • Richard Ovenden, Bodley’s Librarian, University of Oxford.

Start this open access course today to strengthen your understanding of scholarly communications and publishing and stand out amongst your peers. Contact ANU Library for more information.