Open access

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One of the key purposes of this website is to make it easier for readers, students, researchers, journalists—basically, anyone who is interested—to find out about my work, to read the books. For, yes, I do want readers. And there is also the laudable principle of open access for publicly-funded research, which all the below kind of is. Here I collect together on one page versions of my books and other writings that are available in open access form, i.e. free for you to use, or freely available extracts at the very least. All of these links are also elsewhere on the website but I’m putting them together here, under the page title ‘open access’, to make the point that I’m committed to open access and to raise their visibility.

In particular here are the half-a-dozen of my books that have been made into Google Books. I know they’re frustrating, as typically often the material you actually want is on one of the pages not available in the extract, but still, from a reader’s or researcher’s point of view at least, Google Books are pretty useful. Not at all sure they help my sales though…

The other sources are my institutional repositories (the old one, Salford’s USIR, is still functioning; as for my current university, UEA, I have begun uploading very recent and imminent work on our Digital Repository) and my academia.edu page.

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While it remains active here is a link to my research on Salford’s institutional repository (up to 2014). Click on the USIR image, right, and it takes you to the set of my outputs that are digitally stored and available freely (mostly) in the repository. (If something isn’t accessible it’s usually because of a historic copyright arrangement with a publisher, of the kind I try not to make any more.) Work of mine on there would be mostly 2005-2013.

For new and imminent work (mostly since 2014) you can go to my page on UEA Digital Repository, the UEA’s open access searchable repository of research publications and other research outputs produced by UEA staff.

Further, for 20+ years of books alongside current and forthcoming work you can go to my academia.edu page here and access online lots of my writing as well as events organised. I am quite pleased that, on the screen grab below, right hand side, it says, with a little trophy icon next to it, I am in the ‘top 2%’ for views…. (I recognise that academia.edu is receiving some critical attention now. I’m beginning to populate ResearchGate too, though it’s another commercial operation.)

 

 

 

 

 

 


Click for free, open access PDF of entire book: 25 Years of London Jazz Festival DEFINITIVE


Click for free, open access PDF of entire report: Festival Report_online






 


 

 


 

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4 thoughts on “Open access

  1. george Post author

    Hello Judith

    Thanks for getting in touch. Yes I’m happy for you to use a screenshot of the white poppy picture and paragraph from my website for your research. Please do link to my website, yes. Good luck with the PhD!

    George

  2. Judith Simpson

    Hi

    I am a PhD student at Leeds. I am researching the use of clothing and accessories in maintaining the links between the living and the dead.

    I am wondering if you would give me permission to use a screenshot of your ‘white poppy’ picture and paragraph in an online archive I am creating. I will credit in any format you prefer and link to your blog (can’t show you what I mean I’m afraid as my website is ‘ethical approval’ pending 🙁

    Please let me have your thoughts on this.

    Best wishes

    Judith

  3. george Post author

    Ian I think I do have the entire photo somewhere. I will try to find it and send it to you. Contact me via email (contact page), it’ll be easiest and more likely to happen.. You were probably 2-3 years ahead of me at that school. I never made A levels (or Os, come to that) there, but happily departed for another school after end of my 3rd year. George

  4. Ian Jude

    Just randomly browsing some history of my old school and noticed the photo from KES, can’t say I know you or remember you but I know some of the students in the photo so I guess I was there somewhere. I left KES in 1976 after A Levels. If you have that photo I would love you to email me a copy. Thanks for the memories.

    Ian Jude

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