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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Marco Tullney updated their profile
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Michaela Willi Hooper is now a member of Open Access Week
Sonmez CELIK is attending Gultekin Gurdal's event

National Open Access Conference AE2016 at Turkey

October 24, 2016 to October 26, 2016
Regional and international speakers specialized in the field will be invited to the AE2016See More
Jun 23
Pierre Roberge posted an event

Table ronde: "Horizon 2021: Les avenirs possibles du libre acces" at Canada

October 25, 2016 from 12:30pm to 2pm
Avec Horizon 2020, l’Europe s’est dotée d’une vision et d’un programme ambitieux pour la recherche et l’innovation comportant des contraintes importantes en ce qui a trait au libre accès aux publications scientifiques. Un an plus tard, en 2021, où en serons-nous au plan local, national, international? Quels sont les avenirs possibles du libre accès d’ici les 5…See More
Jun 22
Gultekin Gurdal posted an event

National Open Access Conference AE2016 at Turkey

October 24, 2016 to October 26, 2016
Regional and international speakers specialized in the field will be invited to the AE2016See More
Jun 20
Peter Adeyeye might attend Adegbilero-Iwari Idowu's event

Open Access Week at Elizade University: Emerging Research Tools/Focus on Google Scholar, Academia.edu and Zotero at Nigeria

October 22, 2015 from 12pm to 2pm
One-Day Workshop on some open access research tools for lecturers and researchers of Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Nigeria to mark this year's OpenAccessWeek.Venue: Performing and Film Theatre, Faculty Building, EU.See More
Jun 14
Peter Adeyeye joined Yusuf Misau's group
Jun 14
ePress updated their profile
Jun 12
ePress posted a status
"Congratulations to the team behind multimedia project More Than A War, launched online last week! See: www.morethanawar.com"
Jun 12
Kathy Gaynor joined amy buckland's group

Open Access Canadialand

for those of us coordinating OA week events in Canada, to share planning tips n'tricks
Jun 10
Luka Mwangi Wanjohi updated their profile
Jun 2
Luka Mwangi Wanjohi posted an event

Open Access Week at Kenya

July 4, 2016 to July 8, 2016
Open Access week in Nairobi for Sweetpotato Researchers at the International Potato CenterSee More
Jun 2
Kathleen Luschek updated their profile
May 31
Stephanie Braunstein posted a discussion

Inviting Speakers

As LSU Libraries is moving ahead on some kind of program for OA Week this fall, I'm wondering if it is too late to find a speaker from outside the university.  Does anyone have thoughts about this, or can anyone share experiences with getting speakers from outside OR inside one's institution?Thanks,Stephanie Braunsteinsbraunst@lsu.eduSee More
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