OA Week Events

* Planning an OAW event? Post your event details to the OA Week section of the Open Access Directory.

* Looking for OAW events to attend? Browse the same section of the OAD, which is organized by region.
* Want to see what people did last year for ideas for this year? Check out last year's archive.


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Theme of 2017 International Open Access Week to be “Open in order to…”

In conjunction with this year’s Open Access Week Advisory Committee, SPARC today announces the theme for this year’s 10th International Open Access Week, to be held October 23-29, will be “Open in order to…”.

This year’s theme is an invitation to answer the question of what…


Posted by Nick Shockey on April 24, 2017 at 11:30am

From Nairobi to the World: Open Access Week 2016

Training-the-Trainers of Open Access

The Open Access landscape is changing. As advocates, we ought to be up-to-date with these changes. This is about the Train-the-Trainer platform adopted for Nairobi’s Open Access Week 2016. Inspired by this year’s Open Access Week theme, Open in Action, I thought of a platform where researchers, librarians, students and others who have committed to working in Open could share their experiences on…


Posted by Lilian Juma on February 20, 2017 at 6:00am

Take Action with the new Open Access Button

What better way to take action during Open Access Week than by starting a request for an article or dataset you need? The Open Access Button is here to help!

The Open Access Button has released a new Button for Open Access Week - a simpler, more effective way to get find and request research with the press of a button.

Find and request articles and…


Posted by Chealsye Bowley on October 28, 2016 at 8:31am

Introducing oaDOI: resolve a DOI straight to OA

Most papers that are free-to-read are available thanks to “green OA” copies posted in institutional or subject repositories.  The fact these copies are available for free is fantastic because anyone can read the research, but it does present a major challenge: given the DOI of a paper, how can we find the open version, given there are so many different…


Posted by The Impactstory team on October 28, 2016 at 7:30am

Prioritizing Open Science in the Next Administration

During the last eight years, the Obama Administration has embodied this year’s theme of “Open in Action.” The president and his team came into office with a strong public commitment to open government, and have demonstrated a commitment to open science as part of that agenda. As we approach the 2016 presidential election, the Center for Open Data Enterprise, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC, is working to ensure that open science…


Posted by Katherine Garcia on October 27, 2016 at 10:00am

COAPI: Making Open Access Policies Work

The Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI) is a membership organization that has been working since 2011 to advance the promotion, passage, and implementation of Open Access policies at institutions of higher education. Membership in COAPI now includes 85 institutions. Membership carries no dues and is open to all North American institutions with policies in place, or those working to pass policies. The COAPI website at (…


Posted by COAPI Steering Committee on October 27, 2016 at 9:00am

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PLOS Open House Open Mic Open In Order To... at United States of America

October 25, 2017 from 5:30pm to 8pm
Please join us at the Public Library of Science (PLOS) office for refreshments, tours of the office, and an Open Mic Poetry Slam with guests invited to share poems, songs, or "free verse" on the OA Week Theme: Open in order to....The PLOS Office is located in San Francisco near the Exploratorium. Our address is 1160 Battery Street, Suite 225 but be aware there are two buildings with the 1160 address. Use "26 Union Street, San Francisco" to navigate to the correct building. See More
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Open Access Contest in BTKUH at Cuba

October 23, 2017 at 8am to October 29, 2017 at 5pm
We launched a contest to the academic community to suggest of what concrete benefits can be realized by making scholarly outputs openly available.See More
Véronique Ginouvès posted an event

Histoires sonores de la phonothèque de la MMSH libres d'écoute... at France

October 22, 2017 to October 27, 2017
La semaine de l'Open Access Week est l'occasion de mettre en avant des archives sonores libres de droit ou qui sont dédiées avant l'heure au domaine public. Les fichiers placés en CC-0 sur SoundCloud pourront être aussi relayés sur HistoryPin : https://www.historypin.org/en/person/81663/See More
Kiuye Shemakame posted a group


Welcome to University of Dar es Salaam, LIBRARY  INFORMATION SERVICES open access week group .invite a member to discuss, give opinion, suggestion and feed back about the ope access week .See More
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Open Aceess Week:University of Dar Es Salaam Information Services. at Tanzania

October 23, 2017 at 9am to October 29, 2017 at 12:30pm
                                   OPEN ACCESS WEEK INVITATIONI am glad to invite to attend the Open access week. During 23-29 October, 2017 at University of Dares Salaam, Library.  In the Open Access week Activities will be:To promote access and use of institutional repository and open access to be known among students, researchers, faculty members and the entire community.Promoting  institutional repository, open access, Virtual library and local contents will include;Workshops, presentations…See More
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Open Access Monitor in EU at Finland

September 17, 2017 from 6pm to 7pm
How pioneering research in Open Access Monitoring was plagiarised and ransacked  by JISC and associates to syphon public funding and passed off for original work,See More
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