A global event, now in its 7th year, promoting Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research.

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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Discover Open Access with QScience.com at Doha, Qatar | Cinema and Ballroom 3 HBKU Student Center, Education City

October 22, 2014 from 9am to 4:30pm
 Celebrate Open Access Week with QScience.comDate: Wednesday 22nd October 2014 – 9am – 4.30pmLocation – Cinema of Hamad bin Khalifa University Student Center, Education City, DohaJoin us for a great event on Wednesday, 22nd October to learn about open access publishing. Check out our full schedule of events for that day and come for an hour or the whole day.  Our…See More
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Jagadish Chandra Aryal commented on Andrea Higginbotham's blog post Watch the SPARC Open Access Meeting LIVE
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Jagadish Chandra Aryal commented on Nick Shockey's blog post Theme for 2014 International Open Access Week to be "Generation Open"
"Yes! we should make this Generation Open"
HAL-CEA updated an event

Open Access Week au CEA-Saclay at Bibliothèque scientifique (bât. 526)

October 13, 2014 at 12:30am to October 17, 2014 at 2pm
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Generation Open: Researchers' Roles in the Age of Openness at UKAA Auditorium, William T. Young Library, University of Kentucky

October 23, 2014 from 9:30am to 11am
To celebrate Open Access Week 2014, the University of Kentucky Libraries will host a panel discussion about research and scholarship in an environment that is trending toward openness.Generation Open: Researchers' Roles in the Age of Openness 9:30-11:00 am, Thursday, October 23, 2014 UKAA Auditorium, William T. Young LibraryThe event will start with Mary Molinaro from UK…See More
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Open Access: Where Are We Now? at City University London, College Building, Room AG08

October 23, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
As part of the 8th International Open Access Week, we invite you to a celebration of Open Access at City University London.The event consists of an informal, friendly panel discussion presenting progressive voices from the humanities and the sciences advocating for open access and explaining why it matters. This will also be a satellite event launching the…See More
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BioMed Central Open Access Day at Shanghai, China

October 21, 2014 from 9am to 4:30pm
BioMed Central Open Access Day is a whole day scientific program covering the entire process of scientific publishing, including preparation for publishing, peer review, publishing ethics and etc. (agenda can be found at registration page). The speakers, who are the most experienced editors from BioMed Central, will share their in-depth knowledge of scientific writing and publishing, helping researchers to avoid ethical problems, communicate with editors and improve efficiency of their research…See More
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Blog Posts

New Updated Version of ACRL Scholarly Communication Toolkit Released

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has released a new version of its popular Scholarly Communication Toolkit with updated content. The Toolkit, developed and maintained by the ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Committee, continues to provide content and context on a broad range of scholarly communication topics, including expanded information on data management. It provides links to examples of specific tools,…


Posted by Kara Malenfant on September 24, 2014 at 12:00pm

Celebrating OA with great speakers. DCADHA (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain)

The Department of Audiovisual Communication, Documentation and History of Art (DCADHA) of the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain) will host some events during Open Week. Potential dates are October 21 and 23. More details about speakers and activities will be provided in short. 

Posted by Inma Aleixos Borrás on September 21, 2014 at 6:22am

Workshop WP5: Policy guidelines for open access and data preservation and dissemination workshop — 25 September 2014, Meervart Conference Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The RECODE project invites you to participate in its final, policy recommendations workshop in Amsterdam on the 25 September 2014. RECODE has provided a forum for European stakeholders in the open access ecosystem to work together on common solutions. The project will culminate in a series of over-arching recommendations for a policy framework to support open access to European research data.

This final workshop is addressed to policy-makers and decision-makers within the following…


Posted by Vasso Kalaitzi on September 11, 2014 at 6:06am

Ideas and tips you need to pull off a great Open Access Week

Open Access Week is drawing ever closer, now a mere 7 weeks away and this year it promises to be bigger and better than ever. The week has grown in just a few short years from students on just a handful of campuses working together, into a truly international event. This year the week’s spotlight is on young people with the theme “Generation Open”. The week will celebrate the mammoth contribution we’ve made to the Open Access movement, but also the address the unique…


Posted by Joseph McArthur on September 9, 2014 at 10:38am


Coordinated Tweet

I'm thinking of setting up a coordinated Tweet for OA week (or perhaps one appropriate for UK timezone) using Thunderclap or similar. Is anyone already on this?GrantContinue

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OA Week 2014 in French

Hi,I am wondering what is the official French translation of the theme "Generation Open"? Is it "Génération Libre"? Thanks / Merci !Continue

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Open Access Week Celebrations- Chennai, India- Reg

Dear Friends,Some of my  library science professional friends and me  have planned to organize one day awareness programme on Open Access for Librarians and for faculty members at Chennai, India .…Continue

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Hi,We would like to make buttons like these : http://www.openaccessweek.org/page/englishhigh-resolution-1, with a French…Continue

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