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UCL Qatar Worshop: Perspectives on Open Access

25 October 2017

Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Lecture Hall 0A11  Georgetown Building, Education City 
Doha, Qatar 

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UCL Qatar, in collaboration with HBKU Press, Qatar National Library and the Library of Qatar University will be hosting workshop Perspectives on Open Access, the first of its kind to take place in Qatar. The event is aiming at bringing together the points of view of representatives of the publishing industry, the library sector, and researchers on open access.

This workshop will provide examples from recent developments in Qatar; it is aimed mostly at students and early stage researchers but everyone interested in open access is welcome to join. This is a unique opportunity to discuss the experiences of those who expand the boundaries of open access in Qatar - and to learn what it means for you in terms of an increased access to research publications, and wider outreach of your own research.

Practical information on the open access vouchers programme of the Qatar National Library will be also provided. 

Preliminary programme

  • Welcome (Dr. Sam Evans, Director
  •  of UCL Qatar)
  • Short introduction to open access (Dr. Milena Dobreva, UCL Qatar)
  • How open access is changing the publishing industry? (Dr. Alwaleed Alkhaja, Senior Editor, HBKU Press - the first open access publishing house in Qatar)
  • Predatory journals: open access commercial direction in competition with elite journals (Dr. Emad Ahmed Mohammed Abushanab, Assoc. Prof., Qatar University)
  • Beyond open access: the role of libraries in open science  (Susan Reilly, Director – Digital Library, Copyright & Licensing, Qatar National Library)
  • Local case studies and discussion

    • QSpace: reflections on three years of experience of the first open access institutional repository in Qatar (Nada Mahmoud Aboueata, Library, University of Qatar)
    • Open data: first steps in Qatar (Dr. Arif Shaon, Qatar National Library)
    • SciHub: lessons on visibility of Qatar research (Milan Vasiljevic, Head of e-Resources, Qatar National Library)

Parking is available at the Ceremonial Court parking lot, where you can walk or take a shuttle bus to Georgetown Building, please make sure you allow enough time to reach the venue.

At the entrance to Georgetown Building you will be requested for your photo identification document, so please make sure you bring your id with you.

For more information please contact events.qatar@ucl.ac.uk or 4000 2702