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NUI Galway IP Policy and OER: Comparing NUI Galway and Peer Institutions in Ireland

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  NUI Galway IP Policy and OER: Comparing NUI Galway and Peer Institutions in Ireland by Kris Meen I blogged recently about Open Educational Resource policies and whether NUI Galway ought to think about reviewing its own policies with an eye towards making them more OER-enabling. More recently, it occurred to me that it might be useful to have a look at some peer institutions in Ireland. and their IP policies to see if I could get an impression of how NUI Galway’s policies stack up to others’ in terms of their OER-friendliness. I went ahead and found the IP policies of five peer universities: Maynooth University, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University College Dublin, and the University of Limerick. What I found was interesting: that the IP policy at NUI Galway appears to be a bit of an outlier, and in some ways would probably be considered less OER-friendly than at least some of our peers. I include links to all six IP policies (NUI Galway and five peer instit

Open Scholarship at NUI Galway Library

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  Open Scholarship at NUI Galway Library Open Scholarship is an exciting development that aims to make research and teaching materials more accessible to students, staff, and the general public. Open Scholarship is an umbrella term for a number of Open practices, and the Library is engaged in many of them. See below a few highlights how the Library can help you become a more Open student or staff member. Open Access publishing Did you know that most of published research papers are behind a paywall? This means that the public can’t look at the latest research papers even if it was taxpayer funded, or that researchers in developing countries don’t have access to current research. The Open Access movement wants to resolve this issue and make research outputs accessible to everyone. Here at the library, we believe that researchers should have this resource available to them. There are two ways that the Library can help you publish your publication on Open Access: 1.     You can