Open Access Week 2016



 Australia and New Zealand

Tweetchat Friday, 28 Oct 2016 2pm NZ; Noon AEDT; 11am AEST; 9 am AWST. All welcome. Tag tweets with #openaccessanz


This OA Week, Professor Peter Drahos is encouraging the ANU research community to take concrete steps to open up research and scholarship. Watch this short (7 mins) video to find out about a practical solution for publishing open access



Macquarie UniversityOpen Access Week blog

24th October  – OA Booth in the courtyard all day to give away freebies and answer OA queries

25th October & 27th  October – Drop-in Clinics in the Library for reviewing author publishing agreements

26th October  – Macquarie University Workshop for HDR supervisors on OA publishing options

University of Sydney – Open Access Day on Wednesday 26 October 2016

There will be a debate on open access publishing, a series of talks and drop-in sessions about funder requirements, the University of Sydney’s approach to open access, copyrights issues, support available at the Library, open data, and more. If you are perplexed, or simply want to know more about open access, please mark the date of 26 October in your diary.

For more information and to register for the event please visit:

UTS  –  OA workshop Tue, 25 October, 2016  1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Open Access publishing ensures your research is accessible and as widely disseminated as possible.

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn:

  • What is Open Access?
  • Is Open Access for me?
  • How UTS ePress and OPUS works
  • How to locate Open Access journals
  • How to avoid predatory publishers
  • How UTS Library can support you


University of Western Australia


25th  & 26th October Data Carpentry workshop

27th October – Open Access 101 : What’s new?

What is Open Access? An overview of OA plus an update on the latest global and local developments

Open Access publishing offers benefits to individual researchers and to the wider community, and key Australian funding agencies have mandates supporting it. If you have heard the  term but are unsure what it means and why you should know about it then come along! This introductory session will provide you with a clear explanation of “OA” in the academic context. We’ll also give an update on recent developments in Australia and information about the UWA Research Repository that will allow you to make informed decisions about if, where and how to make your work freely available

And @UWALibrary will be tweeting OA facts every day

Edith Cowan University  28th October –  Roxanne Missingham, ANU UNiversity Librarian, will discuss open access textbooks and open access in education

Curtin University  – RSC and ACS OA vouchers competition.    Winners will participate in a short video promoting OA. Particularly relevant to HDR students and ECRs.


Tuesday 25th October – Queensland University of TechnologyOpen in Action: Skill exchange.  IHBI – QUT Kelvin Grove – 25th October RSVP

Wednesday 26th October – Queensland University of TechnologyOpen in Action: Making openness in research a reality.   Guest speakers and Instagram activity.  Gibson Room. 2pm-4pm.  Register online.


Thursday 27th October  University of Adelaide Open in Action: the Case for Open Access Publishing

Three South Australian University Libraries present this Open Access Week event.

Keynote speaker Professor Ginny Barbour (Australasian Open Access Strategy Group); Case studies by Prof Kym Anderson (UofA), Prof Jon Buckley (UniSA) and Prof John Long (Flinders) and a panel discussion.

Please go to for more information and to RSVP.

October 27th 9:30am
Ira Raymond Exhibition Room,
Barr Smith Library
The University of Adelaide


24th October –  2-4pm – Victoria UniversityANU: Cutting Edge in Open Access Publishing – Lorena Kanellopoulos

Lorena Kanellopoulos, Manager ANU Press,  addressed the scope of ANU ePress; its governance; the costs of OA publishing (software, multi-media/artwork etc) authors, editors, reviewers; the peer-review process; benefits to the institution; discipline areas covered and major challenges.

The Conversation: Research Engagement Metrics – Dr Tim Cahill (Chief Data Scientist) and Lisa Watts (Chief Operating Officer)

25th October – 2-5pm – La Trobe University – Presentations & lightning talks (Research Commons VixLab – Library –  Level 2)

  • Open data and research data management
  • Knowledge Unlatched project
  • Academic perspectives on OA
  • Role of institutional repositories in OA
  • Early career researcher experiences with publishing in OA journals


ANU library has a new video promoting Open Access, featuring Professor Peter Drahos


25th October – The New Zealand Open Source Awards (includes Open Science Category)


3rd-28th October – Auckland University of Technology – Research output uploadathon

19 October Auckland University of Technology launched its new open access publishing platform called – Tuwhera “Be open” in Te Reo Māori.

26th October – Auckland University of Technology Library – OA journal publishing panel discussion

25th October –  University of Auckland – Open data & Figshare for researchers – introduction

26th October – University of Auckland – Your publication: Your Rights?  A Panel Discussion on publishing licences and contracts


The Confederation of Open Access Repositories is pleased to offer a free webinar for Open Access Week on the topic of “Next Generation Repositories”

The webinar will be live streamed twice on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, to ensure it can be attended by people in several different regions: 8h GMT and 15h GMT. See the GMT Converter to find out the time in your location.

Please register by October 21st and indicate your choice of the session. On the day of the event, please use this link to access the webinar.

OTHER INTERNATIONAL EVENTS are listed at the SPARC OA week page

International Open Access Action Portal