Open access and repositories

HEE’s aims:
  • champion and facilitate open access publishing
  • explore and advise on repositories of curated/digitised content

Open Access Community of Practice

This comprises 30 health librarians from across England from: NHS; Kings Fund; Public Health England.  It first met May 2019 in London.  This inaugural meeting included these speakers:

  • Kathryrn Funk from NLM
  • Frank Norman from the Crick Institute
  • Sara Gould from the British Library

The Community of Practice meets virtually and  has a dedicated SharePoint and associated e-mail list.  This gives members:

  • a space to share and work collaboratively on documents
  • a central place to pool together our learning and discussions

Members of the group have expressed a range of reasons for being part of this community of practice

    • keen to learn from colleagues on this group
    • knowing “how others have experienced managing organisational repositories to help inform the development of our digital archive
    • a keen interest in grey literature – how to capture and promote unpublished works” and being motivated by addressing how we “could make NHS research more accessible/visible, thus enhancing impact

The following three sub-groups have been set up to work on current group priorities:

  1. Repositories
  2. Educational Resources for Open Access (To be Published)
  3. User experience.  To identify the motivations for NHS staff to engage with Open Access (To be Published)

For more information or to become involved, contact: Helene Gorring