OAWk events 2013

Welcome. OAWk 2013 in Australia is the biggest yet. There are events in all states and territories across the country:

AOASG/Australian National University

Panel: Open Access Week Panel Discussion

Professor Aidan Byrne, CEO of the Australian Research Council (ARC) and
Professor Warwick Anderson CEO of the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) will discuss their open access policies. This event will be recorded and made available online.

Date: Wednesday 16 October 2013
Time: 12.30pm – 1.30 pm
Venue:  Sparke Helmore  Theatre 2
More information: http://billboard.anu.edu.au/event_view.asp?id=104310

Western Australian Group of University Libraries

Workshop: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Open Access

Open Access is a hot topic in the area of scholarly communication and scholarly publishing. What does Open Access mean for academic libraries? What are the impacts and benefits of Open Access for libraries? What role do libraries and librarians have to play in an Open Access environment?

Date: Monday 21 October 2013
Time: 9:00 – 12:00pm. Registration open from 8:30am
Venue: Curtin University Library, building 105, room 412

University of South Australia

Launch: the University of South Australia Open Access policy

The Vice Chancellor Prof David Lloyd will launch the University’s open access mandate and raise awareness of open access as a means of increasing the visibility of both research publications and the University across the global research community. Led by Acting University Librarian, Stephen Parnell, the background presentation will cover what open access is and the way in which this is supported through the University’s institutional repository.

Date: Monday 21 October 2013
Time: 11.00 – 12.30
Venue: Kerry Packer Civic Gallery  Level 3, Hawke Building,  City West Campus

Flinders University

Seminar: Demystifying Open Access

‘Open access’ is the practice of making available free, unrestricted access to copies of research works online. Led by Liz Walkley Hall, Open Scholarship and Data Management Librarian, this presentation will cover what open access is and the benefits to individuals and research groups, background and recent developments of the open access movement, and open access through the University’s institutional repository, the Flinders Academic Commons.

Date: Monday, 21st October
Time: 12.15 -1pm
Venue: Room 1.64, Central Library

Seminar: Complying with Funder mandates for Open Access

Both the ARC and NHMRC now require that any publications arising from their funding must be deposited into an open access institutional repository within a twelve month period from the date of publication. The Flinders Academic Commons (FAC) is the University’s open access institutional repository managed by the Library. Deposit of publications in the FAC will satisfy both ARC and NHMRC requirements. This session will outline how the Library can assist with the deposit and compliance process.

Date: Tuesday 22nd October
Time: 12.15 -1pm
Venue: Room 1.64, Central Library

Edith Cowan University

Seminar:  Benefits and impacts of Open Access

Dr Kingsley will speak at ECU about the benefits and impacts of Open Access and about what issues researchers need to consider in making their work Open Access. Refreshments will be served after the seminar at approximately 11:30 am.

Date: Tuesday, 22 October 2013
Time: 10:00 am
Venue:  Building 8, room 8.201b


Panel: Open Access discussion

Come and join Tom Apperley, Sigi Jottkandt and Clare McKenzie for our OA Week panel. There will also be a workshop where we’ll train people in using OJS and PKP’s new Open Monograph Press. All very welcome, especially students and postgrads!

Date: Tuesday, 22 October 2013
Time: 12:30 pm – 2.00pm
Venue:  Rm 327, Webster Building

Australian Catholic University

Videoconference: How Open Access Can Improve your Research Impact

Kylie Pappalardo, a current PhD candidate at ACU and the ARC’s Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation will be presenting. The Research Committee would like to encourage as many library staff as possible to attend. Liaison Librarians are also encouraged to extend invitations to any researcher or HDR student who might benefit from attending. The session is for anyone interested in finding out more about open access. Kylie’s presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. If you are interested in attending you need to register via Staff Connect

Date: Tuesday 22 October 2013
Time: 1-3 pm (AEDT) – (Brisbane 12-2 pm)
Venue: National – Videoconference


Official Launch – Open Access Week 2013 @ RMIT

Speakers: Dr Craig Anderson, University Librarian and Professor Denise Cuthbert, Dean, School of Graduate Research, Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research & Innovation.

Date: Tuesday 22 October 2013
Time: 10.00am – 12.00 pm
Venue:  Green Brain, Storey Hall, Building 16, 342 Swanston Street
More information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/oaw

Panel Discussion and Q&A: Publishing the Open Access Way: The Change in Business Thinking Towards Open Access.

The panel will present and discuss the benefits and role of open access publishing, specifically the publications Senses of Cinema, Communication, Politics & Culture, and The Conversation. (Drinks & nibbles 5 pm – 6 pm).

Date: Wednesday 23 October 2013
Time: 3pm – 5 pm
Venue:  Storey Hall Lecture Theatre, Building 16, Level 7, 342 Swanston Street
More information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/oaw

Seminar: RMIT Research Repository: Promoting Your Research

An introduction to the purpose and scope of the RMIT Research Repository and how it promotes RMIT University authored research outputs. (Afternoon tea provided).

Date: Thursday 24 October 2013
Time: 3pm – 4 pm
Venue:  Seminar Room 1, Swanston Library, Building 8, Level 5, 360 Swanston St
More information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/oaw

Curtin University

Seminar: ARC & NHMRC Open Access mandates: What they mean for you

Staff from the library and Office of Research and Development will outline the recent ARC and NHMRC policy changes that mandate open access and what you need to do to comply with the mandates.

Date: Tuesday October 22
Time: 12.30-1.00pm
Venue: Room 412, Robertson Library (building 105)

Seminar: How to publish your research open access

This session will provide an overview of the two main open access options available – open access journals and digital research repositories. A panel of Curtin staff members will share their own open access experiences.

Date: Thursday October 24
Time: 1.00-2.00pm
Venue: Room 412 Robertson Library (building 105)

University of Queensland

Talk: Creative Commons licensing

As part of Open Access Week at UQ Library, UQ Copyright Lawyer Tom Joyce, will present a talk on “Creative Commons Licensing”. This is a free event. All welcome. More information

Date: Tuesday, 22 October 2013
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Venue: Library Conference Room, Level 1, Duhig Building (Building 2), UQ St Lucia

Talk: Open Access essentials

As part of Open Access Week at the UQ Library, staff of the Library’s Scholarly Publishing and Digitisation Service will discuss “Open Access Essentials”. Find out: How UQ researchers can comply with ARC and NHMRC grant requirements; How researchers can improve their exposure and world profile; About the current scholarly publishing landscape; and What “double dipping” is, and how to avoid it. This is a free event. All welcome. More information

Date: Wednesday, 23 October
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Venue: Library Conference Room, Level 1, Duhig Building (Building 2), UQ St Lucia

Forum: Is Open Access just a fad?

Dr Alma Swan, Director SPARC Europe will speak at this inaugural open access speaker forum. Refreshments provided. More information

Date: Wednesday 30 October
Time: 10.00 – 11.00am
Venue: Auditorium, Level 2, Sir Llew Edwards Building (Bldg 14)

Competition: UQ Library OA Awards

Researchers are invited to nominate their research published in an OA journal (or about to be) to win one of two awards of AUD$500 towards the Article Processing Charge. Researchers need to email a description of the benefits to society derived from making their research open access (100 words maximum). More information

University of Southern Queensland

Seminar 1: Open Educational Resources: Aladdin’s Cave, or Pandora’s Box?

The promises of Open Educational Resources (OER) include increased access to education, reduced costs for education, enhanced collaboration, and efficient course design. Whilst these are all certainly possible, there are strong practical considerations to Open Educational Practice (OEP).This session will consider the role of OEP in teaching and learning at USQ, explore the challenges of engaging with openness, and offer some practical starting points. It will conclude with a panel of current practitioners fielding questions from the audience. Presented by Mr Adrian Stagg, eLearning Designer (Learning Resources Development)(Light lunch will be provided) with an opening address by Professor Jan Thomas, Vice-Chancellor and President, followed by address by Professor Ken Udas, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services) and Chief Information Officer.

Date: Wednesday 23 October 2013
Time: 10:30am – 12noon
Room: Y103 (Audio Visual Studio)
Register: :http://usqstudydesk.usq.edu.au/mod/vtme/outcomes.php?id=31824

Seminar 2: Redefining research impact with Open Access

Open Access (OA) Publishing is transforming the way research is communicated. As the way we communicate changes, traditional measures of research impact are being questioned. This presentation aims to set the scene of current OA practices and address what authors need to know about OA publishing. It will conclude with questions from the audience for the members of our panel. Presented by Ms Tegan Darnell, Faculty Librarian, with opening address by Professor Mark Harvey, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)

Date: Wednesday 23 October 2013
Time: 1:30 – 2:45pm
Room: Y103 (Audio Visual Studio)
Register: http://usqstudydesk.usq.edu.au/mod/vtme/outcomes.php?id=31825

University of Tasmania

Seminar: Open Access Now!

Join us to learn how UTAS is participating in the Open Access movement. Presenters will describe recent projects and developments at UTAS in the context of global trends related to Open Educational Resources, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Open Data, Open Access journals and repositories, and more. Discussion invited.

Date: Wednesday 23 October
Time: 1.00pm – 3.00 pm
Venue: Sandy Bay, Social Sciences Room 209

Date: Thursday 24 October
Time: 12.00pm – 1.00 pm
Venue: Launceston, Library, eLab1

Date: Friday 25 October
Time: 12.00pm – 1.00 pm
Venue: Cradle Coast Campus, Building A, Room A115

University of Technology, Sydney

Panel: Gold and Greener Pastures: Open Access Explained

Open access promotes the global dissemination of information and knowledge via the internet free of any financial, legal or technical restraints. It is a movement that has been gaining great momentum over recent years. Join us for a panel discussion exploring the various aspects of open access including: open educational resources, open data, and the perspectives of a journal editor and publisher of an eBook. The panellists are Professor Shirley Alexander, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Teaching, Learning & Equity), Professor Paul Ashton, Professor of Public History, Creative Practices Group, FASS, Dr Chris Caines, Senior Lecturer, Creative Practices Group, FASS, Sharyn Wise, eResearch Analyst, Technical Services department and as a Special Guest speaker we have Dr Sandra Peter, Lecturer at the University of Sydney. More information

Date: Wednesday, 23 October
Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Venue: Learning Commons Area, Level 3, City Campus Library

Workshops – multiple topics

The workshops cover a wide range of related topics and aim to increase your knowledge and skills in everything from: Open Educational Resources; Finding OA Materials; OA publishing; Open Data and Altmetrics: Show your Impact. Book in a workshop today! Dates and times.

E-Book launch: “Media Object’

We will be launching ‘Media Object’, a series of 9 eBooks. The first one is now available on UTS ePRESS. The uniqueness of the ‘Media Object’ series is that it uses multimodal PDF and tablet book formats to allow authors and creative researchers to write and publish scholarly work in book format with media other than text. What makes this unique is bringing it into a scholarly Open Access publishing framework as a form for knowledge dissemination for creative arts researchers in Universities. The book “eBook 01 – Live AV in Australia” was written by Dr Grayson Cooke, edited by Dr Chris Caine and designed by Dr Zoe Sadokierski.

Charles Darwin University

Seminar: Open Access & presentation of the CDU Library Open Access Award

The event starts with a welcome from Professor Giselle Byrnes, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Law, Education, Business & Arts.  Ms Ruth Quinn, Director, Office of Library Services will discuss recent developments in Australia. Mr Anthony Hornby, Associate Director, Resources and Technology, Office of Library Services will discuss self-submission procedures in eSpace and Ms Jayshree Mamtora, Research Services Coordinator, Office of Library Services will talk about open access mandates. The event will finish with the presentation of CDU Library Open Access Award. (Afternoon tea at 3pm).

Date: Thursday, 24 October 2013
Time: 2.00pm – 3.00 pm
Venue: Blue 5.1.01, CDU Casuarina Campus
More information:  http://libguides.cdu.edu.au/openaccess

Monash University

Seminar: Information Futures: Open Access, Open Data and Creative Commons

This seminar on Open Access, Open Data and Creative Commons will discuss the challenges and opportunities for information management professionals around the open access and open data movements, looking at the drivers of the ‘open’ movements and the impact on our roles in organisations and on the information professions as a whole. Speaker include Neale Hooper on how Creative Commons licensing is being used in Australia, particularly in the government sector, and will provide an overview of recent developments (including the version 4.0 international licence suite), David Groenewegen on the issues and opportunities of open access on research institutions and the potential for information managers to make a transformative contribution to this evolving environment, and Pia Waugh on open data throughout Australia.

Date: Thursday 24 October 24
Time: 3.00pm to 6.00pm
Venue: Monash University, Caulfield Campus, Lecture Theatre H2.35 (room 35, 2nd floor, H Building)

Queensland University of Technology

Seminar: Research grants and open access:  Implications of recent policy developments

Paula Callan, the Scholarly Communications Librarian will discuss: Transitioning scholarly publishing to open access: National and International developments, NHMRC Open Access Policy (including video message from CEO, Prof. Warwick Anderson), ARC Open Access Policy (including video message from CEO, Prof. Aidan Byrne) & Implications for QUT grant applicants and recipients. (Morning tea provided).

Date: Friday, 25 October 2013
Time: 9.30am – 11.00 am
Venue:  KG Q430 (IHBI Seminar room)
More information: https://www.library.qut.edu.au/events/details/oa2013kg/

Seminar: Open Access, Impact and Research Communication

Stephanie Bradbury (Library Research Support Coordinator) will speak about: Transitioning scholarly publishing to open access, The rise of article-level metrics for tracking impact and Strategies for generating additional attention and impact.  Tom Cochrane (DVC TILS) will speak about open access and the book publishing eco-system. (Light lunch provided).

Date: Friday, 25 October 2013
Time: 11.30am – 1.00 pm
Venue:  GP V714 (Library, Level 7)
More information: https://www.library.qut.edu.au/events/details/open-access-impact-and-research-communication/

James Cook University

Seminars: promoting JCU repositories

At JCU, in partnership with the Special Collections Librarian and the eResearch Centre, we are planning seminars which will promote our three repositories, how they relate to Open Access and how to use them to “your” advantage. We will promote  Open Access. in email signatures, posters in the library entrance, slides on monitors, the Library’s blog, the Library’s homepage, Open Access LibGuide, and in conversations with academics.

Date: Tuesday 22 October – Friday 25 October 2013

La Trobe University

Seminar:  Open access and scholarly publishing

This seminar will look at many topics including: What is open access, La Trobe’s Research Online repository, publications and data management, Managing your scholarly identity and a Panel discussion.

Date: Friday 25 October
Time: 10.00am-12.30pm
Venue: Library Seminar Room, La Trobe University, Melbourne Campus

Griffith University

Open access awareness

Griffith University is focussing on e-activities to encompass their distributed campuses and off campus students.  This includes targeting higher degree researchers with tweets and blogposts. The University has launched a new OA site. Into the future the University is changing the licenses on their eJournlas to CC BY. This will happen on Monday 28 October with the journal Pneumonia. In addition there was an inhouse (streamed) presentation from Virginia Barbour of PLOS – primarily targeted at the Health faculty.


Online panel discussion – The Guardian UK

The Guardian is running an online discussion for OA week.  Danny Kingsley from the AOASG has been asked to participate. The discussion will focus on where we’re at with OA internationally.

Date: 25 October 2013
Time: 10pm – midnight (AEST)
Venue:  Online (url to come)

University of the Sunshine Coast

Competition: Deposit and win

Between 1st October 2013 and 1st November 2013 as part of Open Access Week, USC are giving researchers the chance to win! Deposits of Author Accepted Manuscripts for  published research articles to research-repository@usc.edu.au receive one coffee voucher for each deposit.  Each research data deposit for sharing via Research Data Australia, between 1st October 2013 and 1st November 2013, receive one meal voucher to the value of $10. All deposits over this period go into a draw to win an iPad Mini.

Seminar: Open Access Explained

Learn about everything open access, what you can do to make your work open access, and what USC is doing in the open access space. Lunch provided.

Date: Monday 28th October
Time: 12-1pm
Venue: FAB Conference Room, K Block
More information: http://libguides.usc.edu.au/openaccessweek

Seminar: Grey Literature / Social Media in Research

Hear about the importance of grey literature, what it is and where to find open access grey literature.  Social media in research is also discussed from the perspective of a number of USC researchers. Lunch provided.

Date: Tuesday 29th October
Time: 12-1pm
Venue: FAB Conference Room, K Block
More information: http://libguides.usc.edu.au/openaccessweek

Seminar Open Research Data

Belinda Weaver from QCIF will be discussing research data management, including the importance of sharing and reuse of data.  This will be an excellent seminar for all researchers. Lunch provided.

Date: Wednesday 30th October
Time: 12-1pm
Venue: Library Seminar Room
More information: http://libguides.usc.edu.au/openaccessweek

University of Tasmania

Publication: Latest issue of Australian Quarterly (AQ, print and online)

Contains an article by Arthur Sale:
Revolution in the Wings: Recent developments in Open Access Research

Science research advances because scientists, social scientists, researchers and scholars generally share their work, right? Standing on the shoulders of giants and all that? Well actually no. For about 200 years, the research literature has been largely restricted behind exclusionary pay-barriers, hindering everybody’s access to the scientific advances that will be the puzzle pieces in our future innovations. Here Emeritus Professor Arthur Sale dissects some of the most recent global developments in Open Access research. Like it or not, a change is coming.

Deakin University

Competition: go into a draw to win a mini iPad

Deakin University Library is running a competition for researchers to go into a draw to win an iPad Mini when submitting their work to the repository, DRO during OA Week. This competition will encourage self-deposit and raise general awareness for the repository and Open Access.  In addition we will also take this opportunity to present the new University policy which advocates open public access to Deakin research.

Liaison and Research Librarians will be taking this opportunity to raise awareness of Open Access developments and provide further information to faculties and researchers through outreach activities.  Open Access posters have also been produced for distribution.

Queensland University of Technology

Conference: Open Access and Research Conference 2013

Date: 31 Oct-1 Nov
Venue: Old Government House, Brisbane
More information: http://www.oar2013.qut.edu.au/

Victoria University

Forum: Open Access: Enhancing research visibility

The Victoria University Open Access forum in November is a debate on issues, initiatives, opportunities and options for researchers in the era of openness.

Date: 7 November 2013
Time: 9:00am – 4.15pm
Venue: Footscray Park campus L114
More information: http://www.vu.edu.au/news-events/events/open-access-enhancing-research-visibility
Date: 8 November 2013
Time: 9.15am-10.30am
Venue: City Flinders campus, level 12.3
More information: http://www.vu.edu.au/news-events/events/open-access-enhancing-research-visibility