New! Videos produced for Open Access week 2016
Professor Peter Drahos encouraging the ANU research community to take concrete steps to open up research and scholarship. Watch this short (7 mins) video to find out about a practical solution for publishing open access
Brisbane Tri-University Event for OA week 2015
Ever wondered what computational music, fighting superbugs and SpaceX have in common? Open links them all. Watch the video of the event, featuring Professors Andrew Brown, Matt Cooper and Matthew Rimmer.
from the Safety Science Innovation Lab
University of Western Australia
An introduction to open access from Curtin Library and what it means, especially for Curtin researchers.
Other new videos for OA week 2015 are on the OA week site.
The Open Access Directory has a comprehensive list of videos about OA – listed by year and by speaker, dating back to 2005.
Open access explained
“Open Access 101” – simple explanation of how the publishing system works and why we need open access – 3:16
“Open Access” – aimed at researchers to show that making research open access makes it more visible – 1:00
Elementa – Science of the Anthropocene shows the editors of their multidisciplinary journals explaining their journal. (The discussion about open access starts at 2:30). – 5:35
“Open Access Explained! – PHD Animation” – What is open access? Nick Shockey and Jonathan Eisen take us through the world of open access publishing and explain just what it’s all about. – 8:23
“What is open access?” – Professors at the University of Alban describing the need to have open access in the university setting and the benefits and experiences with publishing open access journals – 3:26
“Open access: the final frontier” – Quirky animated discussion between the Queen and Albert Einstein on the moon about open access – 2:05
Benefits of open access
“Accelerating Impact” – features six teams of scientists whose innovative reuse of existing research enabled important advances in medical treatment and detection, ecology and science education – 5:12
“The future is open access” – Arianna Betti explains how she uses Open Access publications in her daily work and how Open Access can speed up research and increase collaboration between scholars – 3:13
“Benefits of Open Access” – BioMed Central’s authors and editors discuss the benefits of open access publishing – 3:58
“Get your research out in the open – with Open Access!” – Cute video aimed at researchers showing silly ways people can attract attention to papers & suggesting the alternative – open access – works – 2:52
in PLOS – parody of Lady Gaga’s “Applause” – A tale about the pressure to publish in fashionable, high-impact journals and the relief that can be found by publishing in an open-access journal such as PLOS One – 2:55
“Author rights” – Produced by the Institute on Scholarly Communication in association with SPARC, this video explains how researchers can maximize exposure and dissemination for their peer-reviewed article manuscripts – 2:11
“Librarian vs Stereotype: Scholarly Communication” – Stereotype learns about copyright and other scholarly communication issues including what rights he has signed away to his publisher – 1:11
“Know your rights: Who really owns your scholarly works” – In this panel discussion, experts on copyright law and scholarly publishing discuss how scholars and researchers can take full advantage of opportunities afforded by digital technology in today’s legal environment, and suggest ways to advocate for positive change – 9:52
Take it from them – interviews with researchers
“How Open Access Empowered a 16-Year-Old to Make Cancer Breakthrough” – An interview on Open Access to research journals with Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, and Jack Andraka, the 16-year-old inventor of a breakthrough cancer diagnostic and winner of the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair – 3:59
“Office Hours : Open Access” Harvard Professors Gary King and Stuart Shieber provide advice to graduate students about open access, dissertations, and journal publishing – 8:33
Knowledge Unlatched: “The Movie” explains this consortia model for monograph publication which aims to help libraries and publishers work together for a sustainable open future for specialist academic books – 7:18
Licensing and copyright
“Creative Commons Kiwi” – Good animated explanation from NZ – 5:36
“Scientist meets publisher” – by Alex Holcombe – Animation that highlights the issues with having to sign copyright away – 2:58
Complying with OA policies
“Publishing Research with Wiley: Understanding RCUK’s Open Access Policies” – This video explains the details of the new RCUK open access policies and how to comply when authors publish in Wiley’s journals. There is mention of green open access at the very end – 3:11
Series of OA videos from Denmark
This series of short videos feature two ‘articles’ talking to each other about open access issues.
“Go Open Access – I. What is Open Access?” – An open access article and a closed access article meet for the first time. Since the closed access article has never heard of open access to scientific and scholarly information, the open access article has to explain it to him.– 0:52
“Go Open Access – II. What Rights do Scholars and Scientists have?” – The open access article and the closed access article meet for the second time. The closed access article has never heard of the Creative Commons licences under which the open access article has been published, so the open access article has to explain what they are. – 0:48
“Go Open Access – III. Who’s got Access to Scholarly Information?” – The worn out closed access article is happy that finally someone read him. However, he wonders why the open access article is still looking fresh although he’s been read way more often. – 0:43
“Go Open Access – IV. Academics for Sale?” – The closed access article is proud to be finally “online” too. Yet due to some reason he’s not been read as often as the open access article – 0:32
“Go Open Access – V. The Green Road to Open Access” – The closed access article is about to vanish because his publisher wants to stop his journal. Fortunately the open access article knows the road that the closed access article has to take in order to be visible in the future . – 0:47
If you come across a good video you think might be worth sharing, suggestions are welcome.