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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Publishing returns to the Academy, a panel discussion in Woods Hole at United States of America

October 23, 2015 from 10am to 11:30pm
Publishing Returns to the Academy: scientist-authors and publishing: a panel discussionSponsored by the MBLWHOI LibraryFriday, October 23, 201510:00am-11:30amRedfield AuditoriumWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution,Woods Hole, MA USAInvited Panelists:Susan Skomal, BioOne / Elementa JournalMichael Markie and Omer Gazit, f1000Amy Brand, MIT PressJoshua Gray, USCG Academy / Journal of Toxicological EducationModerator: Heather Goldstone, science editor, WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR StationThis…See More
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OA Week Information Displays -Oklahoma State University Libraries at United States of America

October 19, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Two information tables and displays in south lobby to highlight open access and open educational resources/open textbooks. Staffing the tables from 12-4pm M-F to share and talk to students and faculty.See 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 LondonA strong argument could be made that efforts to adopt and require Open Access and Open Data in the 21st Century research enterprise is really only a return to the 17th Century values that underpinned the development of modern scholarship. But if that’s true why does it seem so hard? Is it that those values have…See More
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Unisa Open Scholarship Seminar at South Africa

October 19, 2015 from 8:30am to 1:30pm
       Unisa Open Scholarship Seminar Venue: Bamboo Hall, Kgorong Building, Muckleneuk Campus, Unisa 19 October 2015 Programme Director: Mrs Kerry de Hart Unisa’s Open Education Resources Strategy(Department of Taxation) PROGRAMME 08:30-09:00              Registration09:00- 09:30                         Welcome and opening address - Dr Buhle Mbambo-Thata09:30-10:00               Open research data in sub-Saharan Africa: implications for scholarly publishing - Prof Bosire…See More
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Launch party of the MOOC "Digital technologies and research in health and life sciences » at France

October 19, 2015 from 6:30pm to 9pm
We are pleased to announce the upcoming release next October 19 of the MOOCSciNum "Digital technologies and research in health and life sciences. New practices and challenges". france-universite-numerique-mooc.fr/courses/VirchowVillerme/06005/session01/about (in french) Since January 2015, more than 20 interviews and screencasts have been recorded in France and Quebec, thanks to the…See More
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Open for Collaboration: an introduction to open scholarly communication practices at United Kingdom

October 21, 2015 from 10:30am to 11:30am
This session will examine collaboration between three important stakeholders in the open access process: author, library and publisher. We will provide an overview of the open access landscape as it currently stands, the publishing models available and drivers of OA, as well as addressing how the dynamic between library, researcher and publisher is impacted by the rise of open access research. Carolyn Kirby (Taylor & Francis), will provide a publisher perspective, including examples of…See More
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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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