Open Access Week 2018

We love this year’s theme of Equity for Open Access week, and planning is well underway for October.

paywall_junkmachineMany universities across Australasia & the world will be screening the new documentary Paywall the business of scholarship during Open Access week.  You can register here to receive a copy of the film to screen at your institution.  You can click here for a screening near you.

Australian and New Zealand institutions screening the documentary include:

Cairns: James Cook University Library 22nd Oct Register here

Townsville: James Cook University Library 25 Oct Register here

Toowoomba: USQ Library 24 Oct Details here

Brisbane:  Queensland University of Technology
22 Oct – Register here

Brisbane, Griffith University, Nathan Campus – 26 Oct – Register here

Gold Coast:  Griffith University – 23 Oct – Register here

Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast, Lismore:  Southern Cross University
22 Oct – Register here

Newcastle:  ALIA Hunter Register here
27 Oct  – University of Newcastle

Sydney: University of Notre Dame 24 Oct Register here

Canberra: ANU 25 Oct Register here

Melbourne: Monash 22 Oct Register here

Melbourne: Victoria University 23rd October Details here

Melbourne: APO screening at ACMI X 24 Oct Register here

Melbourne:  University of Melbourne 26 Oct –  Register here

Victoria: Federation University Berwick, Gippsland and Mt Helen libraries  23 Oct Tues  Contact the library for more info.

Adelaide: Flinders 25 October Register here

Perth: Curtin 24 Oct – Register here

Fremantle: University of Notre Dame 24 Oct Register here

Massey: 24 October

Otago: University of Otago – Details here


Massey: Online – Webinar and podcast series

Otago – Open Otago Authors’ rights for authors who write to be read 24 Oct Register here

Southern Cross University – online:  The 14 Days of Open Access –
Visit each day in the lead up to Open Access Week to access a new OA tool including the OA Health Check

VALA – online: Is “Open” always “Equitable”? Webinar 24 October Register here

University of Southern Queensland – online:  ResearchBites: Making Open Access Publishing Work For You 25 October Register here

Victoria University – online: Library Guide on OA week  with videos, interactions and a competition – Details here

Perth:  Curtin University Screening of Paywall and a chance to play the Publishing Trap game 23-25 October Details here.

Melbourne: La Trobe “Open For all?” 23rd October  Register here

Melbourne:  APO Forum – Redesigning the public knowledge system:  new tools and strategies for research, policy and practice
25th Oct – Melbourne Register here

Melbourne: RMIT and La Trobe Open Textbook Forum Oct and Nov Details here

Brisbane: 3D printing – IP and innovation
25th Oct  -State Library of Queensland Register here

Adelaide: –Tri-university event at UniSA, City West Campus, Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge. 23rd Oct Register here

Fremantle: University of Notre Dame  Wikipedia Editing Workshop Wed October 24 Details here

Fremantle: University of Notre Dame The Open Access Advantage: Widen the influence and readership of your work Thurs Oct 25 Details here

Earlier this year, we took part in a couple of sneaky pre-OA week events for RESBAZ in Brisbane & Sydney in June & July.

And in early October we were part of a Knowledge Unlatched webinar to get everyone ready for OA week. Virginia Barbour (AOASG), Lydia Dawe & Catherine Anderson (Knowledge Unlatched) presented a webinar outlining the past, present, and possible future state of Open Access, including Open Access timelines, definitions, infrastructure, models & developments. The presentation focused on global developments, while touching upon developments within the Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand region as well.

Take a look at the new international Open Access Week website.  There are posters, handouts, and other graphics to download to help celebrate this year’s theme.