Book now for this year’s Research Hive seminar series

This month the Sussex Research Hive Seminar series is returning for an eighth year, with speakers on open access policy, promoting publication, social media, working with publishers and REF2021.

Research Support Librarian, Helen Webb, has been helping organise the seminars. Helen said: “We’re thrilled that our first seminar is about the UK Scholarly Communications Licence - an initiative that will directly benefit researchers by establishing a more straightforward route to making articles Open Access.

“Our seminar on 9 March focuses on the publication process of Prof Andy Field’s new textbook An Adventure in Statistics - a fascinating exploration of how Andy worked with his publisher to create this unusual, graphic novel-style book.

“In the seminar about open publishing, we’ll hear about two of the growing number of University open publishing presses and discuss how Sussex can establish its own open publishing strategy.

“And on 23 March, one of last year’s most engaging speakers - Dr Mark Carrigan - will return to discuss how social media can affect the research process itself.”

What is the Sussex Research Hive?

The Hive is the Library's designated area for researchers, open to all doctoral researchers and research staff. It provides private study areas, bookable meeting rooms and space for discussion and collaborative work.

The popular seminar series provides an opportunity for researchers and their support staff to come together and hear from colleagues and external experts on topical issues.

The seminars are part of the Library’s collaboration with SAGE Publications, who support the seminars and the Research Hive itself. For the last two years the Research Quality and Impact team has also been working on developing seminars as part of the series.

If you can’t make it to any of the five seminars between now and April, you’ll be able to listen to recordings of them online afterwards. Later in the year, the Research Hive Scholars are also planning on running their own book sprint. They’re looking for participants who want to help write and publish a book in less than a week. Take a look at their blog or Twitter feed for more details.

The Library is also continuing to build support for research data management services and aims to launch a service for reviewing data management plans in the near future.

Some comments from past seminar attendees:

  • “Perfect venue, perfect food and very interesting topics.”

  • “It was excellent. I learned a great deal and was inspired by most of what I heard. I'm now passing it on to colleagues and to younger researchers via Doctoral training.”

  • “It was the most stimulating part of my week - thank you.”

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Posted on behalf of: Library
Last updated: Friday, 3 February 2017