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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.


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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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Durban University of Technology OER Workshop at South Africa

October 16, 2015 all day
OER workshop for DUT Community facilitated by SAIDETopics include:1. OERs and Licensing2.  Evaluating and quality assuring OERs3. Case Study: finding and integrating OERs4. Support for OER developmentSee More
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The #citylis International Open Access Week Lecture: Cameron Neylon at United Kingdom

October 22, 2015 from 5:30pm to 8pm
The limits of “open": Why knowledge is not a public good and what to do about it.Speaker: Cameron NeylonPresented by Ernesto Priego, Centre for Information Science, City University LondonR101, Franklin Building, City University London, 124 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7DPFree. Requires registration.A strong argument could be made…See More
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Seminar "Scientists of National Technical University "Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute" support Open Access movement" at 5

October 23, 2015 from 3pm to 5pm
As part of the 19-25 October International Open Access Week at 23 October 15:00 in the conference hall of scientific and technical libraries (room 63) National Technical University "Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute" a seminar on "Scientists of National Technical University "Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute" support Open Access movement". Welcome students, graduate students and scientists.See More
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Biblioteca Univ. Extremadura posted an event

II Jornada sobre Acceso Abierto: Compartir la expereincia, redefinir el impacto at Spain

October 20, 2015 from 10am to 2pm
 LUGAR DE CELEBRACIÓN:Martes 20 de octubre de 2015.Salón de Actos del Edificio GuadianaCampus universitarioBadajozPROGRAMA10.00 Bienvenida y Apertura de la Jornada           Bloque 1 Compartir experiencias La Cartoteca Histórica Digital de Extremadura, por Beatriz González Suárez"Acceso abierto, agricultura y ganadería" , por Julio José Rivera FernándezRepositorios digitales para la investigación: La experiencia de CETA-CIEMAT, por José Miguel Franco Valiente¿Qué pueden aportar los hospitales…See More
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Edit Gorogh posted an event

Institutional research data management at Hungary

October 19, 2015 from 2pm to 4pm
The workshop is organized to familiarize researchers at the University of Debrecen with the international progress in institutional research data management. The event provides a forum to discuss the plans and opportunities for developing the infrastructure at the University for collecting and archiving research data.See More
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Chrystèle Galland-Mabic posted an event

Open Access Week à l'Université Toulouse 1 Capitole at France

October 19, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Dans le cadre de l’Open Access Week, les bibliothèques de  l’Université Toulouse 1 Capitole proposent  des ateliers et une Dépot Party à la bibliothèque de la Manufacture des Tabacs:Tous les détails sur notre pageContact: Portail-publi@ut-capitole.frSee More
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SAGE posted an event

Free Webinar: Faculty Perspectives on Publishing Open Access at 3

October 20, 2015 from 2pm to 3pm
Reports find that perceptions of OA publishing are changing for the better and as a result, many faculty members seek out OA publications for maximum access and impact.However, other researchers continue to avoid it, and those who are early in their careers still aren’t sure how to fit it in their publishing priorities. In honor of Open Access Week, this one-hour webinar will feature three faculty members who will discuss why researchers do – or do…See More
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Open Access at LSHTM

Postcard produced promoting Open Access at LSHTM
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Oficina de Conocimiento Abierto posted an event

Semana del Acceso Abierto en la UAEM at México

October 19, 2015 to October 26, 2015
En el marco de la Semana Internacional de Acceso Abierto la Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México llevará a cabo una serie de mesas redondas –organizadas por área de conocimiento–, conferencias, entrevistas y presentaciones,   con el propósito de acercar un ejercicio de diálogo a la comunidad, que lleve a repensar las prácticas realizadas en la Universidad entorno a la distribución del conocimiento.See More
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Open Access Week Portugal

OA week in Portugal for sharing and consultingSee More
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Mary Karanu commented on Jacquie Muliro's event Open Access/ Open Data Week
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  • Table ronde : Publier en libre accès

    October 15, 2015 from 9:30am to 12:30pm – France

    La voie dorée se développe : de plus en plus, les lecteurs ont accès simplement et gratuitement à tout ou partie des revues scientifiques. Mais si les ressources financières ne viennent plus des abon

    Organized by Direction des bibliothèques et de l'IST | Type: table, ronde


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