OA Week 2018

October 16, 2018, by Julie Baldwin

Celebrating Open Access Week 2018 at Nottingham, 22-26 October

Come along to one of our many events we have organised to celebrate International Open Access Week 2018!

Open Access Week is the chance to highlight the many benefits of making access to knowledge freely available, for everyone around the world. This year’s theme: ‘Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge’, recognises the need to be inclusive when talking about Open Access (OA) in this dynamic environment and our events aim to capture the spirit of this theme.

All our events and activities are open for all and completely free! For times and locations see our flyer below.

Open Access pop-ups: We’re popping up across campuses every day, 10-11am, to answer your OA questions, here’s where we’ll be:

  • Monday: Mulberry Tree Café, Sutton Bonnington
  • Tuesday: QMC Bridge, QMC
  • Wednesday: Clive Granger Foyer, UP
  • Thursday: Café Aspire, Jubilee
  • Friday: Engineering and Science Learning Centre Atrium,UP

ORCID competition: Entering is simple – just send your name and OCRID iD to library-researchsupport@nottingham.ac.uk or come along with it to one of our pop-ups for a chance to win a £25 Amazon voucher.

OA Innovations events: Professor Shearer West opens this two-part event which aims to showcase some of the exciting developments in the world of open scholarly publishing at the moment. Speakers will include:

  • Megan Taylor from the University of Huddersfield Press, showcasing the work of the press
  • Dr Holly Ranger from University of Nottingham Libraries, exploring publishing your research data
  • Bethany Logan from University of Sussex, showing how an OA book can be produced in a matter of days through a Book Sprint
  • Kate Petherbridge from White Rose University Press, showcasing this tri-institutional consortium press
  • Michael Parker from The Conversation, highlighting the work of this open journalism platform
  • Tony Simmonds from University of Nottingham Libraries, on the wide-ranging OA initiatives at the University

Open access training session: This training session aims to show you the how, what, why and where of publishing work open access, from developing understanding of the wider benefits of OA to helping you meet your funder’s requirements.

OA: access to millions of free articles session: This event will be aimed at complete newcomers to open access and will take you through understanding how to access free research resources for life.

Social media: We’ll be featuring daily blogs on all things open access, as well as keeping the conversation going on Twitter, including an OA twitter takeover, which features a live chat session on Plan S from 12-1 on Monday 22nd October.

Film screenings: We’re putting on a double-screening of the open access film “The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz”, which follows the life of this internet radical and computer programmer, with a thought-provoking exploration of the access and ownership of information.

Find out more on our OA week webpages.

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