Thursday, February 6, 2014

FREE UKSG Webinar > Open Access in the Humanities > February 19 2014 > 9:00 AM (ET)


This webinar will:

  • Discuss the opportunities and challenges OA publishing provides within HSS
  • Consider recent OA mandates with particular respect to HSS
  • Discuss some of the differences between science and humanities with regard to OA publishing
  • Address issues of OA monograph publication
  • Consider some of the research and teaching tools facilitated by OA publications
  • Discuss various OA funding models, particularly within HSS
  • Discuss opportunities and challenges for scholarly societies and HE bodies developing OA initiatives
  • Look at usage statistics and discuss OA publishing experiences at Open Book Publishers

Date: Wednesday /  February 19 2014

Time: 9:00 AM (ET)

Duration: 45 minutes including Q&A ...

Speaker: Dr. Rupert Gatti

Fellow in Economics, Trinity College, Cambridge / Co-Founder and Director of Open Book Publishers


This webinar will increase your understanding of the opportunities provided to HSS scholars by Open Access publication and the approaches scholars, academic societies or HE bodies may take to adopt and develop Open Access publishing initiatives.

Subject level and previous knowledge required:

No specific previous knowledge of Open Access issues is required, however familiarity with the HSS research environment will be assumed.


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Unable to attend? Register anyway and we will send you a link to a recording of the webinar after the event.


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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

FREE Webinar > Using Doctoral Theses in Your Research: A Guide to EThOS > Database for PhD Theses Managed by the British Library > February 13 2014 > 9 AM - 10 AM (ET)

EThOS ( is the national database for PhD theses, managed by the British Library. It’s a fantastic resource for researchers, with over 100,000 UK theses freely available to download and use for your own research, and another 200,000 available to search and scan on demand.

Join us for a free webinar to learn how EThOS works. Find out how to search for and download theses, and what to do if a thesis isn’t available. If you’re a PhD student, find out what will happen to your thesis once it’s completed. We’ll also explain how EThOS works with UK universities to support the whole research cycle, making the theses more visible and available for new researchers to use and build on.

Host: Sara Gould, Development Manager at the British Library, who manages the EThOS service. Sara will answer questions after the webinar.

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EThOS: Free Downloads Of UK Dissertations/Theses From The British Library