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