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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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 — 2 Comments

OpenCon 2015 Applications are Open!

Applications to attend OpenCon 2015 on November 14-16 in Brussels, Belgium are now open! The application is available on the OpenCon website at opencon2015.org/attend and includes the opportunity to apply for a travel scholarship to cover the cost of travel and accommodations. Applications will close on June 22nd at 11:59pm PDT.


OpenCon seeks to bring together the most capable, motivated students and early career…


Posted by Nick Shockey on June 1, 2015 at 5:00am

Theme of 2015 International Open Access Week to be “Open for Collaboration”

SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) today announced that the theme for this year’s 8th International Open Access Week will be “Open for Collaboration.” 

The theme highlights the ways in which collaboration both inspires and advances the Open Access movement—from the partnerships behind launching initiatives such as PLOS and ImpactStory, to the working relationships the community has established with policymakers that have delivered Open Access…


Posted by Nick Shockey on March 4, 2015 at 10:30am

Interview with Stevan Harnad on Open Access achievements and outbacks (on the occasion of the OA Week)

On the occasion of the OA Week 2012 I had an interview with Stevan Harnad on

Open Access 2012: achievements, further steps and obstacles.


Posted by Elena Giglia on October 23, 2012 at 9:35am — 1 Comment

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OAW in Poland: 22 events

18-19 October- Open access workshop for students and PhD candidates  (Warsztaty Open Access dla studentów) organized by Centrum Cyfrowe Projekt:Polska and supported by EIFL.21 October - "NINATEKA - audiovisual library of Polish culture: Open the world wide web's treasures with us." Open lecture at the University Library in…See More
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Student OA Week Organizers

Group for students and those working with students to discuss their plans for Open Access Week 2011 and see what's happening on other campuses.
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Open Access Week in Sweden

Group for Open Access week activities organized in Sweden
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Open Access Awareness Campaign at Harare

October 21, 2015 at 9am to October 22, 2015 at 12pm
Polytechnics, Colleges, Research institutes, NGOs are invited to attend and deliberate on issues pertaining open access.See More
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