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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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Gwendal Henry posted an event

Table ronde: la collaboration au service de la diffusion scientifique en libre accès at Canada

October 20, 2015 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
La diffusion en libre accès des publications scientifiques est un mouvement récent, mais qui engage de plus en plus d’acteurs de la recherche, qu’ils soient chercheurs, bibliothécaires, directeurs de revues ou étudiants, en passant par les bureaux de la recherche universitaire, les organismes subventionnaires et les sociétés savantes. De nombreuses initiatives sont également mises en place, tant au niveau local qu’international, pour encadrer et favoriser ce mouvement. Cependant, d’importantes…See More
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Symposium on Open Access: Perspectives in Biomedical and Health Sciences at United States of America

October 20, 2015 at 2pm to October 21, 2015 at 12pm
Rutgers University Libraries and the Rutgers Office of Research and Economic Development are co-sponsoring these symposia (held in two different locations) that will feature a keynote presentation by P. Scott Lapinski, scholarly communication and research librarian at Harvard University.  The talk will be followed by a panel discussion featuring faculty researchers and representatives of Open Access and traditional publishers.Day 1:…See More
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"We're finalizing details for our livestream of our Peer Review panel on 10/19. Hope you will join us!"
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Robyn Hall posted an event

The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz at 30

October 27, 2015 from 6pm to 8:30pm
In collaboration with Edmonton Public Library, MacEwan University Library is pleased to announce a showing of the film The Internet’s Own Boy, which tells the story of computer programming prodigy and political activist Aaron Swartz.Please join us Tuesday, October 27 at 6PM in the Stanley A. Milner Library Theatre. Following the film, Dr. Michael McNally (School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta) will facilitate a brief discussion.All are welcome and admission is free.…See More
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Shinji MINE posted an event

"Towards the new paradigm of science and scholarly communication environment - e-Science, research data sharing, and research data infrastructures -" at 45

October 21, 2015 from 1pm to 5:45pm
Research data is becoming one of the most important topics among academic stakeholders of research and scholarly communications. It has been recognized that research data is produced through research processes d is often held by researchers or the communities to which they belong, as their properties. Technological revolutions since 1990s of information and communications, especially on the Internet and the Web, thereafter wireless communications and mobile computing have made it easy to share…See More
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“La Universidad de Carabobo incursiona en el Acceso Abierto” at Venezuela

October 22, 2015 from 8am to 12pm
Foro: “La Universidad de Carabobo incursiona en el Acceso Abierto”Temáticas:Repositorio Institucional de la Universidad de Carabobo (RIUC) a cargo de Dra. Milagros Thairy Briceño (DGBC-UC)Acceso, creación y colaboración: La importancia del movimiento del Acceso Abierto para la cultura libre a cargo de Marianne Díaz (Creative Commons Venezuela)Modalidad presencial: Edif Escorpio ubicado en Urb Prebo Av Andrés Eloy Blanco c/c 137. Cupo Limitado. Se agradece confirmar asistencia a…See More
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Can Society Afford Open Access? at United Kingdom

October 23, 2015 from 6pm to 7:30pm
Open access disseminates research to the community, circumventing expensive publisher subscriptions. But there is a high cost associated with open access and it is not without risk. Join us for a discussion on the complexities of this highly contested topic.The panel consists of:Professor Stephen Curry, Structural Biology at Imperial College (Chair/Moderator)Dr Daniel Allington, Digital Cultures, University of the West of EnglandProfessor Peter Mandler, President of the Royal…See More
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Raphael Levy commented on Stephen Carlton's event Open Access: what it is and what's going on?
"Looking forward to this! "
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Open Access: what it is and what's going on? at United Kingdom

October 20, 2015 from 2pm to 4:30pm
The Open Access movement originated within the research community and, amongst other benefits, was intended to significantly improve access to research across the world. More recently there has been an emphasis on open access as a means of complying with institutional or funder policies, but this event plans to get back to basics by covering exactly what open access is (and isn’t), why it is a good thing and how open access (and open practices in general) can bring about new opportunities for…See More
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Juan Carlos Navarro posted an event

"Compartiendo datos": mesa redonda en la Biblioteca de la ULPGC at 30

October 20, 2015 from 12am to 1:30pm
El próximo martes 20 de octubre, a las 12 horas, en el Edificio Central de la Biblioteca Universitaria (Campus de Tafira), se desarrollará una mesa redonda con el título Compartiendo datos. Este acto divulgativo del Acceso abierto se enmarca en la celebración de la Semana internacional del Acceso abierto 2015, que este año se celebra del 19 al 25 de octubre.La mesa redonda será presentada por María del Carmen Martín Marichal, directora de la…See More
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Disruptive Media Learning Lab posted an event

Everything you Always Wanted to Know about Open Access at United Kingdom

October 21, 2015 from 11:30am to 1pm
An Introduction for PhD Students and Early Career Researchers Open Access Today: What You Need to Knowby Dr Janneke AdemaIn this talk Janneke will shortly explain what open access (OA) entails and how OA is currently being implemented in the UK (including the OA requirements for the next REF). She will also talk about her own experiences of publishing her research in an open way during and as part of her PhD.Dr Janneke Adema (@Openreflections)…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 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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Lotta Svantesson posted an event

EUI Open Access Roundtable: the revolution in publishing at Italy

October 20, 2015 from 9:30am to 12:45pm
09.30 Welcome and Introduction, Pep Torn, EUI Library Director Chair: Peter Kennealy, EUI Library Deputy Director 09.45 Open Access at the EUI: Cadmus, Lotta Svantesson, EUI Repository Manager 10.00 Open Access Monographs: Enabling better scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Rupert Gatti, Professor; Co-founder of Open Book Publisher 11.00 Coffee Break 11.30 The difficult relationship between Open Access and Copyright, Argyri Panezi, EUI LAW Researcher 12.15 The Hague…See More
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