What researchers want: A wishlist to support openness of research dissemination
Researchers want dissemination of their findings to be simple and increasingly open. They want to use dissemination tools as they choose. They do not want to be bogged down with overly-complex publication guidelines. Sally suggests how libraries, publishers and funders can provide tools and services that assist researchers to adopt open access to their outputs for the benefit of researchers and research, and society.
Sally Rumsey (Head of Scholarly Communications & RDM, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford) is the Libraries’ strategic lead for scholarly communications, including advising and writing University policies on aspects of open access. She oversees the university’s repository service for research outputs, Oxford University Research Archive (ORA and ORA-Data). Sally is a member of the CASRAI-UK Steering Group, past chair of CASRAI-UK OA Group, and a member of the Jisc Publications Router Community Advisory and Router-Symplectic Elements Interoperability Groups.
When not focused on open access, Sally is a practising musician: her first degree is in Music, she holds a Dip. ABRSM in piano performance, and is a member of Oxford Pro Musica Singers chamber choir.