“A CILIP accredited programme is
the best preparation for
professional practice. All
programmes are assessed using the
Professional Knowledge and Skills
Base (PKSB) which identifies the
core knowledge and skills of the
“As part of a module on academic libraries. We did assessed group
presentations about the pros and cons of OA for authors, librarians
“Definitions of, benefits of, how the publishing system works with
green and gold OA”
“We had about five lectures on it as part of different modules. One
of the CityLIS lecturers is very passionate about it”
Taught on your course?
Taught on your course?
“Not so much taught as mentioned in passing…”
“It was not taught at all. I and other students commented how it
was surprising that such an important topic was not formally taught
as part of the course.”
“Yes, for my current role. Probably not in the long term”
“I have an understanding of OA through working in an institutional
repository but without this background knowledge I am not sure
the teaching on the MA would have been sufficient”
“Yes, I think so - though I wouldn't say I have a working knowledge
“It is not in depth enough and more people are not really aware of
“No, I think there should be a greater focus on OA and its
“No” “No” “No” “Nope” “Nope” etc. etc.
Other good comments
“It is something I would definitely like to know more about. I am
inspired to read more about it in my semester break”
“Being able to demonstrate own capacity for it and actually
practicing it goes a LOT further than lecturing people”
“OA is good”
Other bad comments
“I don't know if I'd like to work in an OA role to be honest”
“I imagine my knowledge is already a bit out of date”
“Definitely think it's something that should be taught/discussed in
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