Open Research Exeter @ The Forum

The morning of Friday 22nd March saw the University of Exeter’s newly rebranded repository Open Research Exeter (ORE) take over part of The Forum street and launch headlong into the world amid a flurry of promotional posters, postcards and even some slightly peculiarly coloured fairy cakes. Demos were given and chocolates were brandished at unsuspecting passing students and staff in conjunction with the promotion of other services for researchers at Exeter. The event went very well, with a good degree of passing custom and it felt great to be out there getting the message across about the newly merged repository and the benefits of Open Access to research papers, PGR theses and research data.

Later in that day we decamped, balloons aloft, across the campus and through the howling wind and rain to Reed Hall where a celebratory lunch was held for stakeholders and those from around the University who had supported the project since it began in October 2011. Michael Wykes, RKT’s Policy, Impact, and Performance Manager, toasted the successful conclusion of the Open Exeter Project before we tucked in to an abundant spread of delicious goodies. We would like to thank everyone for coming along to support us and we hope to continue to work closely with researchers and others from around the University to ensure that our project outputs are sustainable in the long-term.

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This post was written by Megan Hunt on April 2, 2013

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Open Access Week underway!

Day one of our Open Access Week schedule went as planned, kicked off by the Open Access Cafe and competition announcement.  Sessions have so far had really good feedback.  Mark Hahnel and Mark Thorley were our star speakers yesterday – both sessions have been recorded and will be put online asap.

In addition to sessions throughout the day we have a stall in the new Forum area where there are lots of freebies and promotional materials available. Our friendly PGRs are there all day to help with queries.

Have to dash to set up first session but we will be blogging and tweeting news and updates as much as possible this week.

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This post was written by Jill Evans on October 23, 2012

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