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

Getting Design Students Involved For An Invigorated Open Access Week

At the University of Alberta Libraries, we’ve begun what we hope will become a tradition. For the past two years, we’ve included students in the University’s Department of Art & Design in our Open Access (OA) Week efforts. Students have created two important parts of OA…


Posted by Sarah Polkinghorne on August 9, 2015 at 12:30pm

Open Access Week: Beyond the Choir, or, How to get Researchers Involved

The highlight of the year for OA advocates is surely International Open Access Week; a central focal point when the worldwide community unites to celebrate achievements, to plan for the future and to extol the virtues of open access to new audiences. As a researcher heavily invested in open dissemination of research work, I always find it an important and interesting time.…


Posted by Martin Paul Eve on August 5, 2015 at 9:30am

Welcome to the updated Open Access Week website!

We’ve updated and simplified the Open Access Week website, which we hope will make it more useful and easier to navigate.  The homepage is the focal point of the revisions, and the new Featured Posts section will highlight curated content and resources to help plan and promote your Open Access Week activities.



Posted by Nick Shockey on June 12, 2015 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

OpenCon 2015 Applications are Open!

Applications to attend OpenCon 2015 on November 14-16 in Brussels, Belgium are now open! The application is available on the OpenCon website at opencon2015.org/attend and includes the opportunity to apply for a travel scholarship to cover the cost of travel and accommodations. Applications will close on June 22nd at 11:59pm PDT.


OpenCon seeks to bring together the most capable, motivated students and early career…


Posted by Nick Shockey on June 1, 2015 at 5:00am

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Benson Bryceson Mringo posted an event

Open Generational Access Workshop at Tanzania

October 19, 2015 at 1pm to October 23, 2015 at 3pm
Open Generational Access  Workshop is  a worshop that provides an opportunity for the academic arch community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. “Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need –…See More
Michela Vignoli posted an event

Open Science MeetUp ‚Open Science for a Better Collaboration‘ at Austria

October 19, 2015 from 6pm to 10pm
At our next Open Science Meetup we will have an informal community meeting with lightning talks on current activities, projects and events by the Open Science working group.We are proud to announce our special guest: Puneet Kishor (Creative Commons) will have a short presentation and give us the opportunity to exchange with him about Open Science and Citizen Science.To round off an open social and networking event will take place at the end.More information will follow shortly.Date: 19.10.2015,…See More
Ephraim Makeke joined Mapenzi Mudimba's group

Open Access Week Zimbabwe 2015

Promoting resources research resources for PolySee More
Emmanuel Odai Laryea shared a profile on Facebook
Benson Bryceson Mringo updated their profile
Profile Iconpreeti newaw, manpreetkaur, Anne Barker and 1 more joined Open Access Week
vrushali dandawate posted events
Profile IconEmmanuel Odai Laryea, sabine ladouce and vrushali dandawate joined Open Access Week
Nuwadatta Subedi updated their profile
Dinah Koteikor Baidoo posted a discussion

Copyright and Open Access Resources

Who owns the copyright of an Open Access article? Is there any ethical use principles for the protection of these Intellectual Properties? See More
Sandra Vidoni updated their profile
BUSE Library posted an event

Bindura University of Science Education Library at Zimbabwe

October 19, 2015 at 9am to October 23, 2015 at 12pm
A celebration of open access publishing and open access resources at Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE).Bindura University of Science Education Library has an institutional repository (IR) which houses the research output of BUSE. BUSE Library would showcase the institutional repository (IR) and other open access databases to increase awareness and use of open access resources. The activities would be done throughout the week to cover all the five faculties at BUSE and 100…See More
Natalia Ospina-Alvarez joined Bożena Bednarek-Michalska's group

OAW in Poland: 22 events

18-19 October- Open access workshop for students and PhD candidates  (Warsztaty Open Access dla studentów) organized by Centrum Cyfrowe Projekt:Polska and supported by EIFL.21 October - "NINATEKA - audiovisual library of Polish culture: Open the world wide web's treasures with us." Open lecture at the University Library in…See More
Natalia Ospina-Alvarez updated their profile
Profile IconFulvio Guatelli, Jayashree Rajagopalan, Gustavo Garcia Botero and 5 more joined Open Access Week
Renaud Delemontez updated their profile


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