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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Commit to Putting Open in Action this Open Access Week!

This year’s theme of “Open in Action” is all about taking concrete steps to open up research and scholarship and encouraging others to do the same.

We’ve created an Open Access Week action portal where you can indicate which key steps you’ll take to support Open Access this October and…


Posted by Nick Shockey on October 12, 2016 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

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

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From research to action: be part of our OA Week Twitter discussion at United Kingdom

October 26, 2016 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Publishing open access (OA) means anyone, anywhere is able to read your research, creating potential for OA articles to have an impact beyond academia and be ‘acted’ upon by key groups within society, whether by policy makers, practitioners, non-governmental organizations, the media, educators or clinicians (or anyone else). But what do you need to consider if you would like your research to be picked up and used in this practical way? What can you do to help make your research actionable? …See More
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Alejandro Uribe Tirado commented on Alejandro Uribe Tirado's event Semana Virtual Acceso Abierto (Medellín-Colombia-Iberoamérica)
"Acceso abierto e indicadores de impacto de publicaciones científicas. (Edgar Prieto - UNAL / Scielo Colombia) 7…"
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Invitation to the world of books… Antiquarian and Rare books in the University Library at Ukraine

October 26, 2016 at 10am to October 28, 2016 at 3pm
WELCOME TO THE EXCITING WORLD OF BOOKS! The collections of the Department of Rare books and Manuscripts (Museum of Book) contain more than 100 thousand volumes. The editions of the first centuries of Ukrainian and European book-printing including a great number of rare and unique antiquarian books can be considered as an important part of the national and European cultural heritage. The highlights of the Library collections are presented in the Museum of Book. See More
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Naugolnova Nelia G. posted an event

International Open Access Week on the on the library website at Ukraine

October 24, 2016 at 6pm to October 30, 2016 at 7pm
Scientific Library of Kharkiv National Technical University of Agriculture named after P. Vasilenko has published information about International Open Access Week on the Web Page: http://books.khntusg.com.ua/?q=node/1998See More
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InTechOpen In Action at Croatia

October 24, 2016 to October 31, 2016
“Open in Action,” the theme of this year's Open Access Week is at the core of what InTechOpen does and has been from the start. For this year’s celebration, we have prepared a few activities to get us all talking about Open Access and the important role it plays in the proliferation of scientific knowledge:Open Access Word Associations - Wanting to provide scientific context to our celebrations, we have prepared a…See More
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Sharon Dyas-Correia is attending Laura Ennis's event

Advantages in Open Access: An Online Panel Discussion at United Kingdom

October 27, 2016 from 2pm to 3pm
Register online here for this event.Open Access posits that all forms of research output should be released from restrictions to access and use. A shift in policy, publishing practice, and scholarly…See More
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Marius Sarmann posted an event

Open Access Coffee Break at Germany

October 27, 2016 from 1pm to 2pm
Die Internationale Open Access Week ist ein globales Ereignis, das alljährlich Ende Oktober stattfindet. Wissenschaftliche Einrichtungen nutzen diese Woche, um Open Access und nahverwandte Themen ins Blickfeld zu rücken. Von 24. bis 30. Oktober informiert die Universitätsbibliothek Passau online und auf Plakaten über die zentralen Aspekte zum Thema Open Access.Außerdem lädt die Universitätsbibliothek zur  "Open Access Coffee Break" in der Library Lounge ein. Dort werden Publikationsservices wie…See More
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Open Science on the Move at Belgium

October 24, 2016 at 8am to October 25, 2016 at 4pm
The topic of open access has moved well beyond opening up publications and research data. Additional to those important ways of sharing lies a more integrated approach, generally known as open science. The striving for transparency, public availability and reuseability has made some enthusiastic advocates for Open Science. But what are the possibilities and challenges? And how to apply Open Science in your research workflow ?See More
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Minna Marjamaa posted an event

Laurea University of Applied Sciences OA Week at Finland

October 24, 2016 at 6pm to October 28, 2016 at 7pm
Laurea University of Applied Sciences participates in Open Access Week for the first time. We arrange short introductions on data management plan tool DMPTuuli use, market our parallel publishing process and offer help. There is also a quiz for staff member with a gift voucher to a book store.See More
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