Next week is International Open Access Week and the University Library will be offering a number of opportunities for you to find out more about the Open Access movement, the benefits of making your research open and how the Library can help you in the process.
International Open Access Week (19th – 25th October) is a global event encouraging the academic and research community to learn about the benefits of Open Access, share what they’ve learned with colleagues and help inspire wider participation in Open Access.
To start the ball rolling, three UWA researchers have shared their experiences with Open Access publishing in their research areas in this short video.
Open Access 101 Workshop
What is Open Access, why is it important and how can you ensure your UWA research is open and available? Come along to the University Library’s Open Access 101 workshop on Wednesday 21st October, 12pm-1pm for an overview of the basics of Open Access, the UWA Research Repository and recent developments in Australia.
Find out more information about the workshop and register here.
Wikipedia Open Access Week Edit-a-thon
UWA Library encourages researchers to get on board with this year’s Open Access Week theme, ‘Open for Collaboration’ by collaborating with the online community to improve the accuracy and coverage of information about Open Access available.
Find out how you can participate in the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon organised by SPARC and the Wikimedia Foundation’s Wikipedia Library here.
Snakes and Ladders in Publishing
Watch a recording of Dr Virginia Barbour from the Australasian Open Access Support Group presenting at the Library’s Academic Publishing forum earlier in the year. In this video, Dr Barbour explains the Australian funding bodies’ open access mandates and policies and provides a useful overview of the tools available to help researchers to comply with these requirements.
Connect on Twitter
Connect with other researchers discussing Open Access on Twitter by using the hashtags #openaccess and #OAWeek and make sure you keep an eye out for the daily Open Access facts on the Library’s Twitter feed.