Open Scholarship Café: It’s not you it’s me. Who is citizen science for?

On 18th February we had a fantastic workshop on public engagement and Citizen Science. Moderated by Ann O’Brien it featured a number of case studies in how to engage a non-academic community in research projects. The agenda for the session was:  1. Defining Sense of Community in online public engagement on the patient feedback platform Care …

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SFI’s updated Open Access Policy – The Why and How

Published on February 03, 2021 This blog post was orginally posted on the HardiBlog by NUI Galway Library on 3 February 2021. In December 2020, the Science Foundation Ireland updated its Open Access Policy. In this blog post we are looking at why this happened and what it means for current and future grant holders.  …

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Open Scholarship Café: Creating Value with Open Source Blockchain Business Models

Open Scholarship Café: Creating Value with Open Source Blockchain Business Models Back after a summer break our virtual Open Scholarship Café returned on 25th September with a talk about “Creating Value with Open Source Blockchain Business Models“. Our speaker was Dr Trevor Clohessy from GMIT. Trevor was introduced by Dr. Eoin Cullina of the Whitaker Institute …

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OERs: Benefits to Academics

There’s a new open education project starting soon in NUI Galway (Jan 2021). We want to hear from interested and enthusiastic NUI Galway academics.

Publishing NUI Galway Open Educational Resources (OERs) for Effective Learning

NUI Galway is to provide Ireland’s first OER service and publishing platform for students and staff. The OER platform will create and promote open, free, and reusable OER learning materials. Led by the Library, with the Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT) and the Students’ Union (SU).
This project directly addresses one of the flagship goals of NUI Galway’s strategy of Open NUI