Webinar Series 2020

cOAlition S discusses its new Rights Retention Strategy

8 September 2020

Ginny Barbour, Director, Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG), moderated this presentation from Robert Kiley, Head of Open Research at Wellcome and cOAlition S Coordinator and Johan Rooryck, Executive Director of cOAlition S. The webinar focussed on the Plan S Right & retention strategy for authors.

Presenters: Ginny Barbour, Robert Kiley & Johan Rooryck
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Strategies for responsible research assessment in the Asia-Pacific region

2 July 2020

The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) is pleased to announce its first webinar for the Asia-Pacific region on Thursday, July 2 at 12:00 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (10:00 AM China Standard Time). The webinar is open to all and will provide an update from DORA and offer ideas about strategies to implement responsible research assessment practices.

Fair beyond Data

29 June 2020

FAIR was never intended to be just for research data. Increasingly, the FAIR principles are being applied to diverse research outputs and hence a variety of organisations from publishers to institutions are involved in implementing policies and processes to support FAIR. This joint CAUL/ AOASG session, facilitated by ARDC, will discuss FAIR from a number of different perspectives and will propose some simple approaches institutions might take to support FAIR.

Presented by ARDC’s Natasha Simons, AOASG Director Ginny Barbour, CAUL’s Angus Cooke & Martin Borchert AOASG Chair & UNSW University Librarian

The case for SCOSS: Creating a secure & sustainable OA & OS infrastructure

28 April 2020

Martin Borchert & Angus Cook

The Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS), an initiative of SPARC Europe, works to facilitate crowd funding to help ensure the long-term sustainability of the world’s Open Science infrastructure upon which we have come to depend.

AOASG Executive Committee Chair, Martin Borchert, in his role as Chair of the SCOSS Board, and Angus Cook – CAUL Content Procurement Manager, will co-present the case for the continued support of the SCOSS crowd funding initiative. 

The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) is a founding member of SCOSS. CAUL/CONZUL institutions have provided much needed financial support for SCOSS Round 1 endorsed infrastructure – DOAJ and Sherpa/RoMEO.

SCOSS has recently launched SCOSS Round 2 endorsed infrastructure for crowd funding – OAPEN/DOAB, Open Citations, and Public Knowledge Project (PKP).

Martin will provide an update on Round 1 and will launch Round 2.

Angus will advise how CAUL/CONZUL institutions can pledge and pay contributions via the CAUL Content Procurement office.

Please attend this webinar to learn more about SCOSS and how your institution can support the Round 2 crowd funding initiative.

Martin Borchert & Angus Cook

Wrap up of 2019 activities and plans & priorities for 2020

30 March 2020

Australasian Open Access Strategy Group Chair, Martin Borchert and Ginny Barbour (Director) will present our first webinar for 2020.  2019 was an extremely busy year for the AOASG with an extensive workshop and new member engagement program.   Looking ahead Martin will outline the group’s plans and priorities for 2020 and showcase what to expect in the coming months.


Martin Borchert & Ginny Barbour