Open Access Week Events 2014

OAWk events 2014
Welcome. OAWk 2014 in Australia is looking like it is going to be fantastic.

If you have an event that you would like listed here please email: eo@aoasg.org.au

ACT – ACIPA, ANUAOASG
NSW – MQ, UTS
Queensland – Griffith, QUT
Victoria – Deakin, VU
Western Australia – Curtin

ACIPA

Workshop: The Role of Open Access in Australian Agricultural Research? Workshop, ANU, Canberra. 9am-1pm 21 October. The aim of this workshop is to examine the implications of this shift to open access for Australian agriculture. Taking into account the complex hybrid nature of the Australian agricultural-research community, it will consider whether Australian based research funding bodies should follow the global trend and adopt open access as a condition of grant funding? It will consider, for example, whether the Rural R&D Corporations should follow the lead of the ARC and NHMRC, who now require open access as a condition of funding? It will also ask: what is the place of open access in universities and government funded research organisations who work in the agricultural sphere? The workshop will also look at the tensions that might arise in the context of public-private partnerships and how those potentially conflicting goals might be managed. More details>>

ANU

The scholarly communications team will be visiting the colleges during the week to provide information and advice on OA in general, OA publishing, and the recently released ANU OA policy. For more information, or to book the team, email:  repository.admin@anu.edu.au

AOASG

Date Time Topic Register
Tuesday 21 October 12.30pm – 1.30pm AEDT “Open access 101” Register
Wednesday 22 October 12.30pm – 1.30pm AEDT “Funder OA policies & requirements” Register
Wednesday 22 October 2:30pm – 3.15pm AEDT “Understanding publisher agreements” Register
Thursday 23 October 12.30pm – 1.30pm AEDT “The changing publishing landscape” Register

Curtin

During Open Access Week (October 20th-24th), the library is running a series of seminars and group webinar viewings with discussion of content presented by the Australian Open Access Support Group.

To register or find out more about the sessions, click on the following links:

DAY TIME VENUE EVENT
Mon 20th October 10:45-11:30 HIVE Raising your research profile with open access
11:30-12:00 HIVE espace author network visualisation
Tue 21st October 9:30-10:30 Library Room 225 Webinar: open access 101*
Wed 22nd October 9:30-10:30 Library Room 225 Webinar: funder open access policies and requirements*
11:30-12:15 Library Room 225 Webinar: understanding publisher agreements*
12:30-13:30 Library Room 412 Play by the rules: how to comply with funder open access policies
Thu 23rd October 9:30-10:30 Library Room 225 Webinar: the changing publishing landscape – panel discussion*

*AOASG webinar: Curtin Library staff will be on-hand to lead a discussion and answer questions.

Deakin

Responding to feedback we received in our Deakin Scholars survey, Deakin University Library present a series of free events to help you build your research profile and to raise awareness of innovation in open research.

The program also recognises International Open Access Week:

www.deakin.edu.au/library/uploads/2014/10/event-program-deakin-scholars-week.pdf.

Registrations are essential, to register email event or session information to libmail@deakin.edu.au  please include your contact details.

Griffith

Griffith University will focus on digital communications to encompass their distributed campuses and off campus students.  This includes targeting scholars and students with tweets, web banners and blogposts. They will cover: ERA compliance, Griffith Uni OA facts and stats, case study of an academic benefitting from OA, OA and your research profile, and ‘How to get good stuff free: a primer to Open Educational Resources for courses’.  In addition we will promote the AOASG webinars.

 Maquarie University

At Macquarie we will utilise AOASG run webinars to invite the University community for all four presentations AOASG is running.

We have booked largest room we have at the Library for this and we will have our repository staff ready to answer any post webinar questions.

QUT


For researchers:

  1. Accelerating research with Open Access

Find out how Open Access (OA) publishing can validate your research and accelerate development. OA can maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship.  Three leading academics will relate their personal stories and experiences in connection with OA publishing.

  1. Dr Nic Suzor (Law) – has examined commons-based models for the production of cultural goods, open source software, Creative Commons and crowdfunding among others.
  2. Professor Marilyn Campbell (Education) – has examined anxiety disorders in young people and the effects of bullying and cyber bullying in schools.
  3. Professor Debra Anderson (Nursing) – has worked in the field of social and preventative health with a focus on interventions that promote healthy behaviour changes in the areas of cancer, diabetes, diet, stress and smoking cessation among others.

“Open Access” to information is the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research. OA Week is a global event entering its eighth year. Connect to this global momentum towards open sharing with its widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry and for society as a whole.

Monday 20th October. 2:00pm-3:00pm Gardens Point V714. Afternoon tea afterwards.

  1. How to Get Published

This session is aimed at HDRs and Early Career Researchers.  The session covers the process of publishing in academic journals and conference proceedings. It will examine where to publish, and looks at the opportunities and obligations of open access publishing. Find out how Open Access (OA) publishing can validate your research and accelerate development. OA can maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship.  Find out more about Sage’s offer to fund a $1500 prize for a QUT author.

Wednesday 22nd October. 9:30am -11:00am  Gardens Point OJ Wordsworth Room.

  1. Distinguish Yourself as a Researcher – get an ORCID

Find out how you can get an ORCID and what you need to do to register.  ORCID, or Open Researcher and Contributor ID is a non-proprietary alphanumeric code to uniquely identify scientific and other academic authors. It addresses the problem that a particular author’s contributions to the scientific literature or publications in the humanities can be hard to recognize as most personal names are not unique. They can change (such as with marriage), have cultural differences in name order, contain inconsistent use of first-name abbreviations.  It provides a persistent identity for humans, similar to that created for content-related entities on digital networks by digital object identifiers (DOIs).

Also, find out how Open Access (OA) publishing can validate your research and accelerate development. OA can maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship.

Thursday 23rd October. 9:30am – 11:00am Kelvin Grove IHBI Seminar Room.  Morning tea afterwards.

UTS

UTS Library is hosting a number of events to coincide with Open Access Week 2014, and I was hoping that these could be added to the AOASG events list.

FREE FILM SCREENING: The Internet’s Own Boy

Day: Wednesday, 22nd October

Time: 5.00pm refreshments for a 5.30pm start

Venue: Room 4.g, Level 4, UTS City Campus Library

TALK: ALEX HOLCOMBE – Open Access: Why it must win, and how it will win

Day: Friday, 24th October

Time: 12 –1 pm

Venue: Learning Commons, Level 3, UTS City Campus Library

No RSVP is required for either, and all are welcome.

Victoria University

Victoria University will be broadcasting the AOASG webinars (listed at the top of this page) and have staff on hand to answer questions.