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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Theme of 2016 International Open Access Week to be “Open in Action”

In conjunction with this year’s Open Access Week Advisory Committee, SPARC today announces the theme for this year’s 9th International Open Access Week, to be held October 24-30, will be “Open in Action.”…


Posted by Nick Shockey on May 12, 2016 at 9:45am

Open Access Week: A View from Nepal

OA advocates like me have been waiting for this significant and riveting time of the year. The highlight of this year is definitely the International Open Access Week; a focal week, when the global community unites to celebrate the achievements of openness, organize different events around the world in collaboration with one another, plan for the future and eulogize…


Posted by Roshan Karn on October 22, 2015 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Why do I support Open Access

It was in mid September last year that I heard something about Open Access when I attended an academic event .The man said what Open Access means and said that will get more information about it well when we attend the Medical student’s conference later that year.

 The medical student’s conference was very interactive and among the pre-conference workshops that were present, Open Access workshop was among them and I really didn’t waste any minute and signed up for it.

That was…


Posted by Benson Bryceson Mringo on October 19, 2015 at 4:32pm

Opening up access to research and information isn't a luxury – it's a necessity

Children struggle to learn when they don’t have science labs and libraries. Learning becomes difficult in classrooms that are falling apart, or where children are expected to sit on the floor because they have neither desks nor chairs.…


Posted by Ina Smith on October 20, 2015 at 6:30am

SPARC Africa: capacitating Africa towards access to Open Scholarship

In response to the portentous need of access to scholarly content by the African research community, an additional SPARC Chapter, SPARC Africa, has been established and was launched at the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Academic and  Research Libraries (ARL) Satellite meeting on the 14th August 2015.  The Chapter’s primary focus will be to capacitate Africans in academic and research sectors to champion…


Posted by Jill Claassen on October 19, 2015 at 10:00am

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

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Semana Virtual Acceso Abierto (Medellín-Colombia-Iberoamérica) at Colombia

October 24, 2016 at 8am to October 28, 2016 at 6pm
Se presentan diferentes conferencias, talleres y actividades organizadas por diferentes universidades y organizaciones de Medellín, Colombia e Iberoamérica, para unir esfuerzos conectando las actividades presenciales de cada universidad y organización, en una programación conjunta de acceso virtual.See More
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Open Research for Academics: A workshop and hackathon at United Kingdom

October 29, 2016 from 9:30am to 7pm
Open research is much more than open access. It is about making all aspects of the research process open to all possible interested parties. It involves innovative approaches to communicating results and sharing outputs. It is about accessibility, inclusivity, citizen science, public engagement, radical transparency, reproducibility, data sharing, social media and more.Supported by the British Academy, this event aims to inspire and educate researchers across all disciplines on how to benefit…See More
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Disseminate the results of research in Open Access at Egypt

October 16, 2016 all day
The purpose of the training is to understand further the added value of the concept of Open Access, to compare the French open archive HAL to the academic social networks and, at the end, to deposit in HAL.In fact, the training will also cover the questions of copyright and digital identity of the researcher on the Internet.See More
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"Doors are open : Know about open Access" Theme for OPEN ACCESS WEEK at AISSMS COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING PUNE, INIDA

Open Access Week is getting celebrated all over the world from 25 October to 29 October 2016 Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles, coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Over the past decade, Open Access has become central to advancing the interests of researchers, scholars, students, businesses, and the public as well as librarians. This Year AISSMS College of Engineering Library is planning open access week on…See More
Ryan Scicluna posted a blog post

The first Open Access Repository in Malta: two years of challenges and experiences

Two years after the launch of the first open access repository in Malta, some thoughts and observations on the evolution of this project can be made. Unfortunately, disseminating information and speaking at local conferences was not enough to persuade academics to upload material. In consequence, the University started working on an OA policy to mandate submissions onto the repository.**In September 2014, the University of Malta (UM) launched its Open Access (OA) Institutional Repository (IR)…See More
Vrushali Dandawate posted an event

Vrushali Dandawate at India

October 20, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Two Day National Level WorkshopOn“Doors are open : Know about Open Access"20-21 October 2016See More
Alain Marois commented on Pascal Aventurier's event L'open access en action : dispositifs de valorisation de la recherche 24 octobre 2016 - Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse / INRA PACA
"Bravo; programme vivifiant mêlant universitaire, bu, shs, epst inra :-) !"
Alain Marois might attend Pascal Aventurier's event

L'open access en action : dispositifs de valorisation de la recherche 24 octobre 2016 - Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse / INRA PACA at France

October 24, 2016 from 10am to 5pm
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