International Open Access Week – only 7 days to go (19th – 25th October)
Openness can be a powerful tool for building more equitable systems of sharing knowledge. (Open Access Week Nick Shockey)
Open with Purpose – taking action to build structural equity and inclusion is the theme for 2020, a bumper program of events is being organised internationally and across Australia, including three events being organised by RMIT Library Teaching and Research Team:
- Raising awareness of (OER) textbooks and open licences (RMIT Library Webinar) Tue, October 20, 2020 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Register to discover OER textbooks, techniques to minimise those barriers in adopting OER, and Creative Commons licences. The session will also cover the elements of “digital rights management free” and “inclusive access” options from publishers and identify OER platforms and search engines to begin your discovery.
- Open educational publishing – Lessons learnt (RMIT Library & Latrobe University Webinar) Wed, October 21, 2020 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Register to hear a conversation with Steven Chang from La Trobe University Library and Jennifer Hurley from RMIT University Library who will discuss their experiences of supporting academic authors to publish their work as open educational resources.
- Open Access and Research at RMIT (RMIT Library Webinar) Thu, October 22, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00. Register to discover how open access has come to the forefront as researchers attempt a coordinated global response to the COVID-19 epidemic, and the benefits of open access research that include greater exposure, higher citation rates, and compliance with grant rules. Open access also plays an important role in the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 that seeks to “Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements.”
Internationally and across Australia
- AOASG (Australian Open Access Strategy Group) have organised a series events focused on Open with Purpose that includes panellist and speaks that will be both informative and thought provoking whether you are experienced or just finding your way around open access. Register to attend AOASG Events