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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.


Blog Posts

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

Getting Design Students Involved For An Invigorated Open Access Week

At the University of Alberta Libraries, we’ve begun what we hope will become a tradition. For the past two years, we’ve included students in the University’s Department of Art & Design in our Open Access (OA) Week efforts. Students have created two important parts of OA…


Posted by Sarah Polkinghorne on August 9, 2015 at 12:30pm

Open Access Week: Beyond the Choir, or, How to get Researchers Involved

The highlight of the year for OA advocates is surely International Open Access Week; a central focal point when the worldwide community unites to celebrate achievements, to plan for the future and to extol the virtues of open access to new audiences. As a researcher heavily invested in open dissemination of research work, I always find it an important and interesting time.…


Posted by Martin Paul Eve on August 5, 2015 at 9:30am

Welcome to the updated Open Access Week website!

We’ve updated and simplified the Open Access Week website, which we hope will make it more useful and easier to navigate.  The homepage is the focal point of the revisions, and the new Featured Posts section will highlight curated content and resources to help plan and promote your Open Access Week activities.



Posted by Nick Shockey on June 12, 2015 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

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Falk Reckling posted an event

Club Research: Economics of academic publishing. What costs the access to new knowledge? at Austria

October 21, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
Opening: Peter Seitz (Federal Ministry for Science, Research und Economy) Keynote: Gerard Meijer (President of the Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen) Panel DiscussionGerard Meijer (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen)Matthias Karmasin (Professor for Media Studies at the University Klagenfurt and the Austrian Academy of Science)Falk Reckling (FWF- Austrian Science Fund)Juliane Ritt (Executive Vice President Open Access, Springer Nature)Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik (Professor for Modern Sinology and…See More
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Profile IconEduardo Colón Semidey, Kalyani Fernando, STEVEN D. SHELTON and 20 more joined Open Access Week
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Antonin Delpeuch is attending Marjolaine Suchel's event

Open access week in France at France

October 12, 2015 at 6pm to October 23, 2015 at 7pm
Different events in FranceSee More
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Antonin Delpeuch posted an event

Dissemin launch at École normale supérieure at France

October 22, 2015 from 12:30am to 2pm
Join us for the official launch of the Dissemin platform. After a quick introduction to open access, we will open the platform and give a quick tour of its features.We will then open up the debate to understand the challenges of open access in all research fields, and propose an open access policy for École normale supérieure, where the event is hosted.See More
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BCBI-UPRRP is attending Luisa Vigo-Cepeda's event


October 19, 2015 at 5pm to October 22, 2015 at 5pm
Diversas actividades se están organizando para conmemorar la Semana  Internacional de Acceso Abierto.Diverse activities are being organized to commemorate the International Open Access Week. LUNES, 19 OCTUBRE / MONDAY, 19 OCTOBERDescubramos los Recursos Multitipo de Acceso Abierto en la Biblioteca de Ciencias Bibliotecarias e Informática, Sistema de Bibliotecas, Universidad de Puerto Rico: Exbibición y Distribución de Material Bibliográfico.Let’s Discover Open Access Multitype Resources at the…See More
20 hours ago
Lisa Spiro posted an event

Dr. Rick Wilson, Reproducibility and Transparency: A Challenge Not Just for the Social Sciences at 5

October 19, 2015 from 4pm to 5pm
119 Humanities BuildingRice UniversityCo-sponsored by Fondren Library and the Kinder Institute for Urban Research.For more information about Dr. Wilson's work on the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Committee, see http://news.rice.edu/2015/06/25/group-calls-for-more-transparency-in-science-research-announces-guidelines/ See More
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Beth Namei posted an event

Open Access Week at USC at United States of America

October 20, 2015 from 10am to 2:30pm
The USC Libraries invite you to two discussions on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, both will be held in DML 240:New Frontiers in Open Access Publishing10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.How will open access publishing impact the future dissemination of your research and scholarship? This panel will explore the question and provide a brief background on the open access movement that is changing the academic publishing landscape. Hear from university press and commercial publishers about new open access ventures,…See More
21 hours ago
Mary Yess posted an event

ECS Takes Down the Pay Wall for OA Week at United States of America

October 19, 2015 to October 25, 2015
The Electrochemical Society (ECS) is celebrating Open Access Week this year by making all the content—over 120,000 articles—in the ECS Digital Library freely accessible from October 19 through 25, 2015. We want to show the world our vision: all of our content freely available to anyone who wants to read it. The research in our journals directly addresses the sustainability of our planet. See More
22 hours ago
Pete Forsyth posted an event

How can you write an open access encyclopedia in a closed access world? at United States of America

October 28, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm
See blog post for info & registrationMuch knowledge has always been locked away, throughout history. It’s inaccessible — or expensive to access — for all but a privileged few.Two Internet-era social movements have sought to change that: Wikipedia, which invites any and all to participate in constructing a…See More
22 hours ago
Pete Forsyth posted a status
"Leading a webinar on #Wikipedia & Open Access, Oct 28. (Americas)/Oct. 29 (Asia). Join us! http://wikistrategies.net/oa-wikipedia-panel/"
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Christine Thomsen posted an event

Your Route to Open Access: 5 Steps to Success at am

October 14, 2015 from 9:30am to 10:30am
In celebration of Open Access Week 2015, join us for a webinar on 'Your Route to Open Access: 5 steps to success'. Learn more about how to successfully publish open access, from finding the best journal for your work, to complying with mandates and promoting your published paper.Presenters: Alice Meadows, ORCiD; Charlie Rapple, Kudos; Natasha White, Wiley; Liz Ferguson, WileyRegister here: http://bit.ly/1QdLgWSDate: 14 OctoberScheduled time: 9:30-10:30AM EDT…See More
23 hours ago
Raquel Truta posted an event

Open Access Week Portugal at Portugal

October 19, 2015 to October 25, 2015
OA week in Portugal for sharing and consulting: http://www.acessolivre.pt/semana/See More
Ibrahim Bounhas is attending Mohamed Ben Romdhane's event

Les enjeux du libre accès pour les Sciences Humaines et Sociales at Tunisia

October 20, 2015 at 10:30pm to October 21, 2015 at 12:30pm
Cette conférence a comme objectif de débattre la question des nouvelles formes de production et de diffusion des travaux de la recherche au sein de la communauté scientifique en SHS basées sur le libre accès. L’intervenante en tant qu’acteur de ce nouveau modèle exposera son expérience dans le domaine de la publication scientifique en libre accès et s’interrogera avec les chercheurs sur les enjeux de ce nouveau modèle de communication scientifique, basé sur le libre accès, pour les différents…See More


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