A global event, now in its 7th year, promoting Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research.

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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"University of Witwatersrand;s OA Seminar will be held at CLTD, West Campus on 14.10.2014. Guest speaker: Laura Czerniewicz from UCT."
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Profile IconChin-hua Hsu, MATIYAR RAHAMAN KHAN, mrs abiola bawuah and 8 more joined Open Access Week
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Marianne Parkhill posted an event

The Feedback Loop Between Open Access & Altmetrics at Web

October 23, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
Action, information, reaction, that is the definition of a feedback loop. A feedback loop is an effective tool for changing behavior. The basic premise is simple. Provide people with information about their actions in real time (or something close to it), then give them an opportunity to change those actions, pushing them toward better behaviors. A prime example of a feedback loop in action is the radar-enabled “Your Speed” signs next to speed limit signs. They are a proven method for getting…See More
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Victoria Volkanova posted a discussion

OA Week 2014 in French

Hi,I am wondering what is the official French translation of the theme "Generation Open"? Is it "Génération Libre"? Thanks / Merci !See More
Beth Bernhardt posted an event

Solving the Textbook Cost Crisis with Open Educational Resources at UNC Greensboro - Elliot Center- Kirkland room

October 23, 2014 from 3:30pm to 5pm
Introduction by Provost DunnSpeaker – Nichole Allen - Director of Open Education for the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)Panel discussion to followSee More
Paul Schultze-Motel posted events
Sarah Melton posted a photo


Showing some love for the Digital Public Library of America!
Beth Knazook is now a member of Open Access Week
Victoria Volkanova updated their profile
Tracie Frederick is attending Andrea Higginbotham's event

Open Access Week 2014 Kick Off Event at the World Bank: Generation Open at Washington, DC

October 20, 2014 from 3pm to 4pm
On Monday, October 20th, from 3:00 to 4:00pm EDT, SPARC and the World Bank will co-host the official kickoff event for International Open Access Week 2014 with a reception to follow.  The event will be held at the headquarters of the World Bank in Washington, DC with a live webcast for online participation around the world.The program will focus on this year’s theme of “Generation Open.” Speakers will discuss the importance of students and early career researchers in the transition to Open…See More
Frédérique Flamerie joined Nicolas Alarcon's group
Profile IconYumi Suzuki, Surendra Sapkota, Michael Hohner and 6 more joined Open Access Week
Debbie Martindale shared Andrea Higginbotham's page on Facebook



Blog Posts

Workshop WP5: Policy guidelines for open access and data preservation and dissemination workshop — 25 September 2014, Meervart Conference Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The RECODE project invites you to participate in its final, policy recommendations workshop in Amsterdam on the 25 September 2014. RECODE has provided a forum for European stakeholders in the open access ecosystem to work together on common solutions. The project will culminate in a series of over-arching recommendations for a policy framework to support open access to European research data.

This final workshop is addressed to policy-makers and decision-makers within the following…


Posted by Vasso Kalaitzi on September 11, 2014 at 6:06am

UPR-EGCTI celebrará la Semana del Acceso Abierto 2014 / UPR-GSIST will celebrate Open Access Week 2014



La Escuela Graduada de Ciencias y Tecnologías de la Informacion, en la Universidad…


Posted by Luisa Vigo-Cepeda on September 10, 2014 at 9:00am

Ideas and tips you need to pull off a great Open Access Week

Open Access Week is drawing ever closer, now a mere 7 weeks away and this year it promises to be bigger and better than ever. The week has grown in just a few short years from students on just a handful of campuses working together, into a truly international event. This year the week’s spotlight is on young people with the theme “Generation Open”. The week will celebrate the mammoth contribution we’ve made to the Open Access movement, but also the address the unique…


Posted by Joseph McArthur on September 9, 2014 at 10:38am

Openaccess week 2014.

Together, let's promote Openaccess.

Posted by Abdulkareem Ahmed Olatunji on August 23, 2014 at 5:49am


OA Week 2014 in French

Hi,I am wondering what is the official French translation of the theme "Generation Open"? Is it "Génération Libre"? Thanks / Merci !Continue

Started by Victoria Volkanova in Sample Title on Wednesday.

Open Access Week Celebrations- Chennai, India- Reg

Dear Friends,Some of my  library science professional friends and me  have planned to organize one day awareness programme on Open Access for Librarians and for faculty members at Chennai, India .…Continue

Started by swaminathan s in Sample Title Sep 7.

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Hi,We would like to make buttons like these : http://www.openaccessweek.org/page/englishhigh-resolution-1, with a French…Continue

Started by Frédérique Flamerie in Sample Title. Last reply by Frédérique Flamerie Sep 1.

Welcome to Open Access Nepal 2 Replies

We are going to establish open access Nepal. We are very interested to share our work for everybody. Continue

Started by Lal Bahadur Chouhan in Sample Title. Last reply by Kshitiz Khanal Sep 1.


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