Open Access Week 2015

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Open Access Week is a global event, organised by SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). This year’s theme  is “Open for Collaboration.”

The International Advisory Group for OA week is listed here as well and events already being planned will be listed on the SPARC site.

We encourage anyone who is holding or intending to hold an event in Australasia to get in touch. Updates will be posted as they become available.  Follow #oaweek for updates.

Global Events
Wikipedia Open Access Week Edit-a-thon
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Across Australia and New Zealand

Screen Shot 2015-10-06 at 1.31.36 pmTuesday, 20 Oct 2015 2pm NZ; Noon AEDT; 11am AEST; 9 am AWST

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Local events:Australia

ANU, Canberra

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 2:30-3:30 PM AEDT, ANU Research Training,  Acton, ACT Open data and you


Monday, 19 October 1-4.30 pm: Brisbane (workshop as part of eResearch Australasia) Born Free: Research & Data for all run by ANDS, ODI Queensland and AOASG 

Wednesday, 21 October 2-4 pm: Brisbane, Griffith University, QUT and UQ combined event Ship Inn Conference Centre, Southbank Parklands   Open for Collaboration – International Open Access Week Seminar

QUT, Brisbane

Monday, 19 October 2-3.30 pm: Brisbane, QUT, IHBI, Q Block, Kelvin Grove – Publishing Futures: Beyond the journal article

Tuesday, 20 October 2-3.30 pm: Brisbane, QUT, Gibson Room, Z Block, Gardens Point Towards Open Science: Innovations changing (research) process, peer review and publication

Southern Cross University

Programme of events across the three campuses here

Swinburne University, Sydney

Tuesday 20 October  12.30 – 2pm in the Hawthorn campus library. The Swinburne Copyright Office is hosting an informal panel discussion on the impact of Open Access for Australian universities. The Open Access week 2015 panel will look at how Open Access issues affect Swinburne and what staff need to know about incorporating Open Access into their activities.

UTS, Sydney

19 – 25 October Events Space, Level 2, UTS Library Short Film Screenings
A number of short videos will be running to highlight OA success stories. In addition, the READ Display in the Library Foyer holds a number of useful resources about the Open movement

Thursday, 22 October 4.30pm, UTS  Library Events Space, Level 2, In Discussion: Peter Scott, Assistant DVC (Education)

Thursday, 22 October 4.30pm, UTS  Library Events Space, Level 2Book Launch: Lace Narratives

University of Queensland, Brisbane

Tuesday 20 October 2:00pm to 4:00pmRm S304 Social Sciences Building (24) UQSt Lucia Campus International Open Access Week UQ Seminar

University of Western Australia, Perth

Wednesday, October 21,  Open Access 101 Workshop Reid Training Room 1, First Floor, Reid Library Other events listed here

Victoria University, Melbourne

Thursday, 22 October Melbourne, Victoria University,   Snakes and ladders: or how technology can help you win the publishing game followed by panel discussion

LOCAL EVENTS: New zealand
Lincoln University

Monday 19th Oct, 11:30 – 12:30 in L114 Poster/drop-in: Raise your research profile, increase your citations, publish using open access

Thursday 22nd Oct, 3:30 – 4:30 Great Debate: “It’s on the internet, I can use it


Full schedule for the week is at

University of Otago

Monday 19 October Open Access. What is it and why should I care? 1pm Central Library (and remote access) – includes open access baking!

Launch of Otago Open Access Publishing survey

Tuesday 20 October  How to do Guerilla GLAM 3pm Central Library (and remote access)

Wednesday 21 October Being open – Journals, OERs, Creative Commons, and more  1pm Science Library Seminar Room

Friday 23 October Being open – ORCID, Figshare, Creative Commons, and more 1pm Hunter Centre G30a

Blogs and other Discussions

Linda O’Brien on possibilities for collaboration from Open Data Institute Queensland

Contact: Ginny Barbour for further details

Previous Open Access Weeks in 2014 and 2013.

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