[Irtalk] My thoughts on Generation Open - Ross Mounce

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 20:49:24 SAST 2014

Go out into departments and speak to people. Give energetic presentations
in collaboration with an enthusiastic researcher in that department
(sometimes a librarian alone just won’t get listened to). Academics sorely
need to know:
* the cost of academic journal subscriptions
* that using journal impact factors to assess an individual’s research is
statistically illiterate practice
* the cost of re-using non-open research papers for teaching purposes
* What Creative Commons licences are, and why CC BY or CC0 are best for
open access
* new research tools that support open research: Zenodo, Dryad, Github,
Sparrho, WriteLatex etc…

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