First Open Access Week at the University Campus in Rijeka, Croatia

SHOW (Share/OpenAccess/Worldwide) will be the first-of-its-kind event to celebrate Open Access Week in Croatia, held through October, 26 to October 27th 2011 at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences within the University Campus in Rijeka, Croatia.

The idea is to raise awareness among Croatian students about the importance of free flow of information and open access to research literature, which is not a familiar term, by raising questions about what students are already well familiar with, i.e., intellectual property.

The students will be introduced to Copyleft movement, Creative Commons licensing, Open Projects, Open Content movement, Open Access movement and the Right to Research Coalition action and they will be invited to join the debate about the chances for the world of open values.

 

More information about the SHOW and the landing page will be presented soon!

 

Some of the activities (with possible alterations) are listed below and more are to be announced. Hopefully, you will join our effort to push the OA movement forward!

 

Wednesday, October 26

1. Tomislav Medak: Creative Commons Licensing/ iCommons

Tomislav Medak is a philosopher with interests in constellations, contemporary political philosophy, media theory and aesthetics. He is co-ordinating theory program and publishing activities of the Multimedia Institute/MAMA (Zagreb, Croatia). He’s a free software and free culture advocate. He’s project lead of Croatian Creative Commons team and board member of international commons organization iCommons. He’s member of urban activist initiative Right to the City. He is a member of the Zagreb based theatre company BADco.

2. Round Table: Intellectual Property in a Digital Age


Tomislav Medak, Philosophy professors, Law professors, Science, Medicine, Technology professors, students


3. Aleksandar Blagojevic - Leader and Founder of Pirate Party Serbia: Digital Freedom and Open Projects

4. Right to Research Coalition Webcast:
Goldis Chami: Students at the University of British Columbia

Goldis Chami is a medical student at the University of British Columbia and a member of the Right to Research Coalition Steering Committee. She has led the charge for her institution to adopt an open-access policy and serves on its Scholarly Communications Steering Committee.  She is also actively working to get more Canadian students involved in promoting Open Access and to support local advocacy efforts through her work on a forthcoming on-campus advocacy guide.  She writes regularly for The Global and Mail about medical training and healthcare.

5. Movie: Rip Remix! Manifesto

Thursday, October 27

Publishing Open Access:

1. Sara Uhac and the Publishing Academy Rijeka: Publish Open Access
Special Focus on PhD Students

 

Sara Uhac is a PhD Researcher in Communication Sciences, enrolled in a PhD course at the University of Lugano specializing in Publishing Studies. Together with her higher studies, she currently holds the position of Head of Journal Publishing at InTech - Open Access Publisher, and she is responsible for determining, implementing and managing the publishing strategy for 50+ OA STM journals.

 

2. Bernard Koludrovic: "Drugost"
open access journal presentation

3. Free Energy: Introduction to Free Energy: Project Presentation
Professors and students @ Faculty of Technology and Engineering, Rijeka, Croatia

4. Debate: A Remix Manifesto: Digital Music and Piracy

 

5. Movie: Steal This Film

6. Ducks Records: Musical plus Visual Performance
a collective of artists and non-artists/free music and video online
 

 

All Day Activities: Wednesday, Thursday:

  • Art Academy Students: "Free Information" Exhibition and Voting
  • Animations
  • Interactive Book Download
  • Peek and Poke Booth
  • Pirate Booth
  • Student Union Booths
  • Creating an Open Access Comic
  • Right to Research Petition Booth

Stay tuned!

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