7 October 2015

Open for collaboration

Open Access Week is everywhere! Look out for events and activities around the world from 19-25 October 2015, celebrating the benefits of Open Access. The theme for this year’s 8th International Open Access Week will be “Open for Collaboration.



In London: Open Access Monographs and Publishing Models: Collaborative Ways Forward
To kick off International Open Access Week 2015 Goldsmiths is hosting an open access discussion on monographs on 19th of October, from 5 pm onwards. Given Goldsmiths' specialisms, we have decided to focus the debate on publishing models and the potential for collaboration on publishing projects.

We have put together an extraordinary panel of 5 hugely influential speakers in this field who have been involved at a national level in open access monograph debates. We'd like to extend this invite to all research engaged staff, including administrative staff who work closely with arts, humanities and social science scholars to ensure that the potential for collaboration and creative thinking around open access monographs is explored from all angles, including administrative and financial ones.

Register at: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/open-access-monographs-and-publishing-models-collaborative-ways-forward-tickets-18736643806


Online:  Wikipedia Open Access Week Edit-a-thon

In celebration of International Open Access Week and this year’s theme of “Open for Collaboration,” SPARC and the Wikimedia Foundation’s Wikipedia Library are co-hosting a global, virtual edit-a-thon for Open Access-related content on Wikipedia. 

A homepage for the Open Access Week Edit-a-thon has been setup on the Wikimedia website at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_Wikipedia_Library/OA_week

Read more and register interest at: http://www.openaccessweek.org/profiles/blogs/oa-week-editathon


 In St Andrews: How can we help?

At a Library near you... the Open Access support team will be on hand to answer queries and discuss how we can achieve OA for our research outputs and our community.

More details to follow  - we are also welcoming invitations for us to come to Schools for drop-in sessions. Please email openaccess@st-andrews.ac.uk if this sounds like something that would benefit you or your colleagues.

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