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.


Blog Posts

Open Science Panama Declaration: Latin America going beyond Open Access

Last Monday October 22nd a group of advocates and civil Society organizations, called by Fundación Karisma, met

at Panama City to discuss the role of Open Science in Latin America’s development. Among the participants there

were a variety of activists and researchers on digital rights, citizen science, open access, free software and open

education from at least eleven countries. Our main goal: to elaborate…


Posted by Ivonne Lujano on October 24, 2018 at 11:00pm

Feeling Part of Something

I believe that all of us, in one way or another, seek to feel part of something, be it a group of friends, an activity, or an idea of our own or shared with others. However, how can we be part of something when this interconnected world allows us to reach all places but omits the particular culture of each of those societies? How can we participate and try to communicate if our languages are different? This is a challenge not only in our spoken languages, but also in our technological,…

Posted by Ricardo Antonio Hartley on October 23, 2018 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

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 over 100 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 22, 2018 at 2:00pm

SPARC’s Efforts to Help "Design Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge"

An important goal of this year’s theme for International Open Access Week is to encourage ongoing discussion about how we build equity into the foundation of systems for producing and distributing knowledge. This year has been marked by important developments that underscore that the shift toward open is well underway, and the discussions this week around the intersection of open and equity come at an important time, as…


Posted by Nick Shockey on October 22, 2018 at 1:30pm

From Statistics to Humans with a Voice

Earlier this year I visited Área Reconquista, a poor heavily polluted neighbourhood in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, with a group of people who have an interest in community science. We were planning to co-develop an open project on air quality monitoring…

Posted by Julieta Arancio on October 22, 2018 at 8:30am

Theme of 2018 International Open Access Week To Be “Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge”

The 2018 Open Access Week Advisory Committee is pleased to announce that the theme for the 2018 International Open Access Week, to be held October 22-28, will be “designing equitable foundations for open knowledge.”

This year’s theme…


Posted by Nick Shockey on May 24, 2018 at 12:30pm

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Fontaine Nathalie updated an event

Evenement IMT Atlantique sur le Libre Acces à partir du 8 novembre at France

November 8, 2018 to November 20, 2018
A l'occasion de la semaine internationale 2018 du Libre Accès, les chercheurs d'IMT Atlantique sont invités à :1/ une présentation sur le sujet,  jeudi 8 novembre, retransmise en visio sur les 3 campus voir salles sur l'intranet.10h-10h15 :– rappels des contextes français, européens de l’open access, plan S– exemples de pratiques d’établissements– focus sur les épi-revues(Nathalie Fontaine)10h15-10h30 :– open access : point de vu du chercheur(Hervé Grall)10h30-11h : vos questions, vos idées…See More
Nov 13
Bessem Amira added a page to the group Open Access Tunisia

ICOA'18, International Conference on Open Access

Dear colleagues, We are pleased to invite you to the 3rd International Conference on Open Access ICOA'18 from 28 until 30 November 2018 in Rabat, Morroco. The theme of this conference is: "Open Access to Science: Foundations, Issues and Dynamics".…
Nov 10
Isabella Meinecke updated an event
Nov 9
Judit Fazekas-Paragh posted an event

Open Science Week at the University of Debrecen at Hungary

November 12, 2018 at 2pm to November 13, 2018 at 4pm
Szeretettel meghívjuk Önt kétnapos rendezvényünkre, november 12-én és 13-án 14 és 16 óra között. Az esemény első napján szakmai előadások tekinthetők meg, a második napon pedig egy interaktív beszélgetésre invitáljuk Önöket. …See More
Nov 8
Shaharima Parvin updated an event

Celebration International Open Access Week with a series of program at Bangladesh

October 23, 2018 to October 24, 2018
East West University Library celebrated Open Access Week from 23 October 2018 to 24 October 2018 with a series of program including Awareness Building Campaign using Library's social network window and Quiz Competition among university community.See More
Nov 6
Ieva Zebryte shared Ricardo Antonio Hartley's blog post on Facebook
Nov 5
Dr.Eman Ramadan posted an event

OPEN ACCESS WEEK 2018 in Egypt at 12

November 10, 2018 from 10am to 12pm
Lecture about Open Access to Knowledge in the 21 st Century:University Initiatives is introduced by Dr. Eman Ramadan, Director of Digital Library at the Cairo University, Central library.The objective of the event held in Nov 10, 1998, organized by ELA: Egyptian Libraries Association in collaboration with New Central Library-Cairo University, is to celebrate open access week.See More
Nov 5
Marzena Marcinek posted events
Nov 1
Sridhar Gutam is attending Dominique Babini's event

Challenges for strengthening South-South cooperation in open access scholarly communications at Argentina

November 21, 2018 from 2pm to 4pm
https://www.clacso.org.ar/conferencia2018/index.phpSesión UNESCO (en inglés): “Challenges for strengthening South-South cooperation in open access scholarly communications" Coordina: Bhanu Neupane, UNESCO, ParisPanelistas: - Latin…See More
Oct 29
Marzena Marcinek posted an event

OA Week at Gdansk University of Technology at Poland

October 15, 2018 at 6am to October 28, 2018 at 12pm
The Library at Gdansk University of Technology has organized or co-organizedPresentation of the film „Paywall: The Business of Scholarship” that promotes OA to scientific publications (https://tinyurl.com/ycugz7w8);Open Day of the Project of the  Gdansk University of Technology Repositoryj #MOSTWiedzy (the Bridge of Knowledge (…See More
Oct 26
Marzena Marcinek updated an event

OA and CC hands-on training at Pomeranian University in Słupsk at Poland

October 22, 2018 to October 28, 2018
The Pomeranian University in Słupsk organizes laboratory workshops for first-year students of the faculties of Mathematics and Management. Students will learn how to find, use and quote OA resources, understand selected aspects of copyright and CC licenses.See More
Oct 26
Benjamin Fenigsohn shared a profile on Facebook
Oct 26
María Guillermina D'Onofrio posted events
Oct 26
Peter Lang Publishers posted a blog post

10 things to know about OA in Ibero-America

In September, Elea Giménez Toledo (CSIC) & Juan Felipe Córdoba Restrepo (ASEUC) presented the findings of the first research on the publication of open access books in Ibero-America, conducted over a two year period by numerous organisations.Their survey covered most central and South American countries, from mexico to Argentina and Chile.This is what they discovered:While the development of open access journals in Latin America has been remarkable, the same cannot be stated in the case of…See More
Oct 26
Guillermina Actis posted an event

Taller: ciencia abierta y evaluación abierta at Argentina

October 26, 2018 from 9am to 12:30pm
Te invitamos a reflexionar acerca del potencial de las prácticas abiertas y colaborativas. Participan Valeria Arza, Luis Pugnaloni, Guillermina D'Onofrio, Mariano Fressoli y Guillermina Actis.La charla se organiza en el marco de la Semana Internacional del Acceso Abierto.Sobre el cicloEl objetivo general es sensibilizar a investigadores, estudiantes y hacedores de políticas en ciencia y tecnología en el uso y desarrollo de herramientas, prácticas y políticas de prácticas de ciencia abierta y…See More
Oct 26
Biblioteca Universitaria ULPGC posted an event

Charla: "Servicio 'Big Data' de la ULPGC" at am

October 26, 2018 from 12am to 7pm
La Biblioteca Universitaria celebra el próximo 24 de octubre la Semana Internacional del Acceso Abierto con la charla "El servicio Big Data de la ULPGC y sus funciones".Este servicio de inteligencia de datos, concebido para servir de soporte a la actividad investigadora en la ULPGC, se abre también a instituciones…See More
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