OA Week Events

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

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* Want to see what people did last year for ideas for this year? Check out last year's archive.


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The 2nd SPARC Japan Seminar 2017 "Preprint and Open Access" on October 30

The 2nd SPARC Japan Seminar 2017 entitled "Preprint and Open Access" will be held on 30 October, hosted by SPARC Japan, in keeping with this year’s Open Access Week theme of “Open in order to…”. We will review the role and management of the preprint servers in these 30 years and discuss how to contribute to the advancement of scientific research and the issues concerning the importance of the commercial publication, sustainable models of the publication and the quality…


Posted by SPARC Japan on October 17, 2017 at 8:27pm

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

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Open Access Week at the American University of Beirut at am

October 26, 2017 from 10am to 11:30am
At AUB Libraries we are celebrating International Open Access week for the first time:1- A library session on Data Sharing- register here http://bit.ly/2yC2MEA2- A discussion on Open Data for teaching and learning: register here https://goo.gl/vzfuVHSee More
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Open Acces in Zacatecas Mexico: I Jornada de Ciencia Abierta en la Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas / 1st. Open Science Week at Autonomous University of Zacatecas

La Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas a través de esta jornada se pretende dar a conocer uno de los ejes de la política de ciencia abierta en Mexico, y así se proponen dos actividades esenciales: la primera dirigida a acercar a los alumnos y sociedad al acceso abierto a la información generada a su interior, a través de la divulgación de Caxcan su Repositorio Institucional; y la segunda enfocada a los docentes investigadores, para que alimentan con sus trabajos académicos a dicha plataforma. Es…See More
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Teaching with Open Educational Resources at United States of America

October 24, 2017 from 3pm to 4pm
This workshop aims to introduce participants to the forms and purposes of open educational resources (OER), provide resources and best practices for finding OER, and connect OER to participants’ course goals and student learning outcomes. Formal presentations will be brief, and time will be focused on thinking about current and potential resources, as well as the means to locate and implement open resources for future learning designs.See More
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Kickstar to ORCID (video tutorials in Serbian) at Serbia

October 23, 2017 at 6pm to January 1, 2018 at 7pm
A set of brief video tutorials about ORCID are intended for all those who (still) do not have ORCID profiles, but it may also be useful for registered ORCID users who have not fully set up their profiles.Each topic is explained in a short video (about 6 minutes) aimed at helping users register and maintain their ORCID profiles. Additional lessons will be recorded as needed. The narration is in Serbian and will be understood throughout the Western Balkans.See More
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The Truth about Open Access Publishing at 1

October 24, 2017 from 12pm to 1pm
Ten years ago, Athabasca University established the first open access university press in Canada. At the time, very few publishers were experimenting with open access as a publishing model and people had a lot of questions about how it would work. We could only guess at some of the answers because we were the first press experimenting with the model. Now, as we celebrate our tenth anniversary, it is time to revisit some of those questions, provide fuller answers, and shed a little light on the…See More
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Poster exhibition @TUBerlin at Germany

October 23, 2017 to October 29, 2017
Open access to knowledge is the subject of a one-week poster exhibition in the TU Berlin university library. We present posters focusing on different aspects of open access to scholarly publications and research data. Admission is free. Posters are mainly in German, some posters are in English.When? Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Where? TU Berlin University Library, Fasanenstraße 88, 10623 BerlinSee More
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Open Access Sprint @TUBerlin at Germany

October 23, 2017 to October 29, 2017
During the Open Access Week the TU Berlin OA-team will focus on Open Access self-archiving. Our aim: Self-archive as many publications as possible!Please send us a list of the publications you want to self-archive. We will post updates on the progress on our website and Twitter throughout the week.What we need from TU Berlin scholars:a list of your publications with a DOI or a link to your…See More
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Open Access Chat @TUBerlin at Germany

October 23, 2017 at 10am to October 27, 2017 at 4pm
Chat with the TU Berlin university library's Open Access team! Ask us anything on Open Access - both in German or in English.When? Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.How? http://www.ub.tu-berlin.de/chat/See More
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Interview series @TUBerlin at Germany

October 23, 2017 to October 29, 2017
We have asked scholars from TU Berlin researchers: What do you think about Open Access? Read a new interview every day in the Open Access blog (German only).Open Access BlogSee More
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Open Access is the New Black. Journal Transition from Subscription Model to Open Access at Germany

October 25, 2017 from 1pm to 2:30pm
2017 OPEN ACCESS WEEK: De Gruyter Webinar on:OPEN ACCESS IS THE NEW BLACK. JOURNAL TRANSITION FROM SUBSCRIPTION MODEL TO OPEN ACCESS25. OCTOBER, 13.00 CETOVERVIEW: In 2014 De Gruyter converted 14 journals to OA – this webinar looks at overarching strategies for journal transition from subs to OA – including current OA publishing landscape and single factors (like managing submissions, citations and funding) that play a role during the process.  Is it worth it? Who will foot the bill? What to…See More
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