Open Access Week 2014

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Announcements and Week-Long Activities

University of Canterbury and Lincoln University
Video Release
In a joint initiative with Lincoln University , the University of Canterbury will be launching 6 short videos each with a different researcher explaining how their research has benefited from being open access. They will be showcased on the main Library webpage.

University of Canterbury
Mandatory Deposit OA Policy
The University’s policy of Mandatory Deposit in the UC Research Repository will come into effect from 20 October 2014, which is aimed at increasing the visibility, impact and accessibility of UC research.

University of Canterbury
Open Access Classics
UC Library is also aiming to make verse translations of Aeschylus’ Oresteia Trilogy and the seven Tragedies of Sophocles by UC scholar Robin Bond from the Department of Classics available for the first time. They will have a CC-BY licence, letting them be used as open textbooks, for performance, or any other purpose. We aim to publish these plays over the coming year with the first one being made available in Open Access Week

University of Auckland
Uploadathon
The university library is organising an “Uploadathon” – a series of workshops in which the library will help academics upload manuscripts to the University Repository and answer any concerns they may have around the process.

Monday 20 October

University of Otago
Whither and thither OA? Taking the bearings of open access journal publishing
Come along to hear where OA scholarly publishing currently stands and where it might be headed.
Melanie Remy, Justin Farquhar, Christy Ballard
You can attend in person — Library Cen 3, Information Services Building — or watch live (see help for using Connect).

Tuesday 21 October

University of Canterbury
Open Acess and the Changing Nature of Scholarly Publishing
Peter Lund and Anton Angelo from UC Library will explain some of the changes taking place in scholarly publishing and how open access is being adopted at the University of Canterbury, both through the UC Research Repository and by researchers publishing in open access journals. This 50 minute session will be held in Puaka James Hight room 210 at 11am.

Auckland University of Technology
Open Access Essentials at AUT
This presentation covers the essentials of Open Access practice at AUT and a demonstration of uploading research outputs into Scholarly Commons and depositing a thesis.

Wednesday 22 October

Auckland University of Technology
Open Access Essentials at AUT
This presentation covers the essentials of Open Access practice at AUT and a demonstration of uploading research outputs into Scholarly Commons and depositing a thesis.

Auckland University of Technology
Open Access and Creative Commons Licensing
An introduction to open access and Creative Commons licensing by Matt McGregor, Public Lead of Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand.

Thursday 23 October

University of Otago
The Media Text Hack & Open Educational Resources
Does your text book meet your needs? Find a new one that’s open and free to adapt. Better yet: write your own new text in a weekend!
Simon Hart, Sarah Gallagher, Richard White
You can attend in person — at Library Cen 3, Information Services Building — or watch live (see help for using Connect)

Auckland University of Technology
“Open Access Essentials at AUT”
This presentation covers the essentials of Open Access practice at AUT and a demonstration of uploading research outputs into Scholarly Commons and depositing a thesis.

Massey University
Open Access Week Panel Discussion
Come along to an Open Access from the horse’s mouth panel discussion to mark the week. The speakers will present their personal experiences of Open Access in relation to their academic and research lives.

Further reading

Read about why we believe all Kiwis should have access to publicly funded research, and why Open Access is good for Kiwi businesses.

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