Research Week/Open Access Week Library Programme 2020

Monday, October 19, 2020 - 14:00 to Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 16:00

Monday 19 October

14:00 - 14:50  Open Journal Systems - Creating and running a peer-reviewed journal and Plan S compliance

- Dr Brandt Dainow, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Twente, The Netherlands/ Department of Philosophy and Department of Computer Science, MU.

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15:00 - 15:30  Open Journal Project - Journal of Military History and Defence Studies
- Dr Ian Speller, Director of the Centre for Military History and Strategic Studies, Department of History

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15:30 - 16:00  Research Collections in a time of COVID
- Hugh Murphy, Head of Collections and Content, MU Library

The global pandemic has brought with it a dramatic reduction in access to collections which enable research.  Limitations on access to libraries, archives and other repositories has had a direct impact on attendant research – particularly, but not exclusively in the humanities. In this talk Hugh Murphy, Head of Collections and Content in the Library will look at  what can be done on campus to address this gap

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16:00 - 17:00  An introduction to the OpenStreetMap project
-Dr Peter Mooney, Department of Computer Science
OpenStreetMap (OSM) is arguably the most popular open-access geospatial database on the Internet today. Yet, most people using online maps and web-based mapping systems will never have heard about it. OSM is a crowdsourced database of openly accessible geospatial data from all around the world. Citizens, humanitarian agencies, scientists, researchers, governments, etc. from all around the world have been responsible for contributing data and information to the OSM project. This interactive presentation will introduce the OSM project to those who have never heard about it before. We will explore some of the great applications of OSM but also ways researchers and scientists can access and use OSM data in their own work. By the end of the presentation we hope that you will be motivated to become involved in the OSM project and begin using it in your everyday mapping and geospatial data tasks. 
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Tuesday 20 October

10:30 – 11:00  Publishing your research open access- the options
- Ciarán Quinn, Research Support Librarian, MU Library

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12:00 - 12:30  The importance of having an ORCID ID - create a unique digital identity, control your scholarly profile, and promote your research.
- Fiona Morley (Head of Digital Programmes and Information Systems, MU Library), Ciarán Quinn (Research Support Librarian, MU Library), Dr Elaine McCarthy  (Research Development and Support)  (30 mins)

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13:30 - 14:00  'Establishing new open access publishing partnerships: Maynooth University and Dancecult"
- Dr Alistair Fraser, Department of Geography
This brief talk showcases and explains the formation of a new open access publishing partnership established in the last 12 months between Maynooth University and Dancecult, a peer-reviewed, open-access e-journal for the study of electronic dance music culture.

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14:00 - 14:30  Open Access Publisher Agreements in MU
- Jack Hyland (IRel Manager)/Hugh Murphy (Head of Collections and Content, MU Library)

Since 2020, Ireland has joined other countries in signing so called “transformative agreements” with academic publishers, allowing researchers to make their articles OA immediately on publication, without author-facing charges. How do these agreements work and why are institutions increasingly favouring them as drivers of open access? Will they succeed in making OA the default model for research publications? If so, at what cost? In this talk, we will answer these questions and provide an overview of OA agreements in MU and Ireland to date.

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15:00 - 16:00  Ensuring knowledge belongs in the commons: the importance of open access
- Helen Fallon, Deputy Librarian MU and Firoze Manji, Director  of Daraja Press,  and Adjunct Professor in the Institute for African Studies at Carleton University, Ottawa  

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