OA Week Events

* Planning an OAW event? Post your event details to the OA Week section of the Open Access Directory.

* Looking for OAW events to attend? Browse the same section of the OAD, which is organized by region.
* Want to see what people did last year for ideas for this year? Check out last year's archive.


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Theme of 2016 International Open Access Week to be “Open in Action”

In conjunction with this year’s Open Access Week Advisory Committee, SPARC today announces the theme for this year’s 9th International Open Access Week, to be held October 24-30, will be “Open in Action.”…


Posted by Nick Shockey on May 12, 2016 at 9:45am

Open Access Week: A View from Nepal

OA advocates like me have been waiting for this significant and riveting time of the year. The highlight of this year is definitely the International Open Access Week; a focal week, when the global community unites to celebrate the achievements of openness, organize different events around the world in collaboration with one another, plan for the future and eulogize…


Posted by Roshan Karn on October 22, 2015 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Why do I support Open Access

It was in mid September last year that I heard something about Open Access when I attended an academic event .The man said what Open Access means and said that will get more information about it well when we attend the Medical student’s conference later that year.

 The medical student’s conference was very interactive and among the pre-conference workshops that were present, Open Access workshop was among them and I really didn’t waste any minute and signed up for it.

That was…


Posted by Benson Bryceson Mringo on October 19, 2015 at 4:32pm

Opening up access to research and information isn't a luxury – it's a necessity

Children struggle to learn when they don’t have science labs and libraries. Learning becomes difficult in classrooms that are falling apart, or where children are expected to sit on the floor because they have neither desks nor chairs.…


Posted by Ina Smith on October 20, 2015 at 6:30am

SPARC Africa: capacitating Africa towards access to Open Scholarship

In response to the portentous need of access to scholarly content by the African research community, an additional SPARC Chapter, SPARC Africa, has been established and was launched at the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Academic and  Research Libraries (ARL) Satellite meeting on the 14th August 2015.  The Chapter’s primary focus will be to capacitate Africans in academic and research sectors to champion…


Posted by Jill Claassen on October 19, 2015 at 10:00am

SPARC & Wikipedia Library Announce the Wikipedia Open Access Week Edit-a-thon

In celebration of International Open Access Week and this year’s theme of “Open for Collaboration,” SPARC and the Wikimedia Foundation’s Wikipedia Library are co-hosting a global, virtual edit-a-thon for Open Access-related content on Wikipedia. 

Wikipedia is the first source that many consult about…


Posted by Nick Shockey on September 2, 2015 at 4:00pm

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Open Access Week 2016 at Federal University of Technology, Minna at Nigeria

October 24, 2016 at 10am to October 28, 2016 at 3pm
A two-day advocacy sensitization on open access publishing, institutional repositories and use of open access resources to be held at the IBB library complex, main campus, Gidan Kwano, Minna NigeriaSee More
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Coffee Lectures about Open Access and Open Data with "Coffee to Stay" at Germany

October 26, 2016 from 10am to 7pm
During the International Open Access Week 2016 we will celebrate the first anniversary of the PUBLISSO Portal with coffee lectures about Open Access and Open Data. We will also offer Workshops to introduce our Publishing System, the CMS Drupal. Come and join us also at the Birthday Party in the evening!See More
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Open in Action: Open Access Week at OCAD University at Canada

October 25, 2016 from 9am to 4pm
Schedule of events:8:30 – 9:00  Morning coffee9:00 – 9:15  Welcome & Opening remarks | Gillian Siddall, Vice President, Academic & Provost 9:15 – 10:45  Panel: Open Access Publishing Models for Art and DesignSara Angel, Founder and Executive Director, Art Canada Institute, Massey College, University of TorontoTucker McLachlan, Organizer, OCAD University Student PressKate Monro, Publisher, C MagazineDaniel Payne, Head, Instructional Services, Dorothy H Hoover Library and Chair, ARLIS/NA…See More
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Creative Commons UK launch at United Kingdom

October 26, 2016 from 5:30pm to 7pm
Creative Commons UK will be launched on October 26th at the University of Glasgow. The launch is being sponsored by CREATe - the RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy and will be delivered as part of CREATe's Public Lecture Series. The launch will be chaired by Thomas Margoni, Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property and Internet Law, School of Law, University of Glasgow and will feature talks from Timothy Vollmer, Manager Public Policy, Creative Commons and…See More
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ECS Takes Down the Pay Wall for OA Week at United States of America

October 24, 2016 to October 30, 2016
As ECS did last year, we are celebrating by giving the world a preview of what complete Open Access will look like when we have completed our Free the Science campaign. From October 24-30 we are taking down the paywall to the ECS Digital Library. Over 132,000 articles will be freely available to anyone who wants to read them.We had great success with this last year. During Open Access Week the …See More
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Semana Virtual Acceso Abierto (Medellín-Colombia-Iberoamérica) at Colombia

October 24, 2016 at 8am to October 28, 2016 at 6pm
Se presentan diferentes conferencias, talleres y actividades organizadas por diferentes universidades y organizaciones de Medellín, Colombia e Iberoamérica, para unir esfuerzos conectando las actividades presenciales de cada universidad y organización, en una programación conjunta de acceso virtual.See More
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Open Research for Academics: A workshop and hackathon at United Kingdom

October 29, 2016 from 9:30am to 7pm
Open research is much more than open access. It is about making all aspects of the research process open to all possible interested parties. It involves innovative approaches to communicating results and sharing outputs. It is about accessibility, inclusivity, citizen science, public engagement, radical transparency, reproducibility, data sharing, social media and more.Supported by the British Academy, this event aims to inspire and educate researchers across all disciplines on how to benefit…See More
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