Open Access Week 2010 - October 18-24 Saturday, 23 October 2010

CAUL has chosen Open Access Week to release its new Statement on Open Scholarship.

Open Access Week is organized by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), with expert guidance from an international panel of Open Access leaders. Program advisers include: Subbiah Arunachalam (Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore), Lucy Browse (INASP), Leslie Chan (University of Toronto, Scarborough, OASIS), Melissa Hagemann (Open Society Institute), Thomas Hickerson (University of Calgary), Heather Joseph (SPARC), Iryna Kuchma (, Li Lin (National Science Library, CAS), Donna Okubo (Public Library of Science), Robin Peek (Open Access Directory, Simmons College), Carolina Rossini (Berkman Center), Nick Shockey (Right to Research Coalition), Peter Suber (Berkman Center, Earlham College, SPARC), Alma Swan (Key Perspectives Ltd, OASIS), Ikuko Tsuchide (Digital Repository Federation, Japan), Astrid van Wesenbeeck (SPARC Europe), Xiaolin Zhang (National Science Library, CAS).

CAUL institutions are staging a range of events to celebrate.

University of Wollongong

Open Access Week highlights the burgeoning support for open access to research outputs amongst the international higher education community and the general public, through the proliferation of digital repositories – such as the University’s Research Online - and the adoption of open access policies by major research funders.

Event: ‘Introduction to Open Access’
When: Friday 15 October at 10.30am (30 minutes)
Where: Panizzi Room, Ground Floor of the Library.

Speakers at the session will include Margie Jantti, University Librarian, Ciorstan Smark, editor of UOW’s open access journal Australasian Accounting Business & Finance Journal, and Michael Organ, Manager of Research Online.

Deakin University

Open Access: How Open? How Accessible?
21 October 2010
Deakin University Library, Melbourne Campus at Burwood

Deakin University Library invites you to a free symposium to celebrate international Open Access Week in Australia.

Open Access: How Open? How Accessible? features keynote speaker Professor John Houghton, who will present his latest research, and a panel of experts who will discuss what open access means for researchers, academics, publishers and librarians.  

University of Technology, Sydney

SPECIAL EVENT - 21 October, 2010
City Campus Library Lecture Room 4G
Open Access Week Discussion

Join UTS researchers Hilary Yerbury, Johnson Agbinya, Goran Runeson, Paul Allatson, Paul Ashton, Shankar Sankaran as they explore the benefits of publishing open access publications. Learn how you too can be involved.. get details

Other universities

- Victoria University – Institutional discussion/eResearch presentation/IR demo
- QUT – Institutional seminars on various campuses
- CDU – Institutional seminar and official launch of IR

Open Access week: what's happening in the UK

A summary of activities compiled by Jackie Wickham, Open Access Adviser (Repositories Support Project) (19/10/10)

Open access week resources online -  JISC Open Access Week microsite

JISC Scholarly Communication Action Handbook.  This Scholarly Communications Action Handbook and related documents have been prepared by a team led by Curtis+Cartwright Consulting Ltd (in conjunction with Professor Charles Oppenheim and Ms Naomi Korn) on behalf of the JISC Scholarly Communications Working Group.  (UK)

OA Answers - links lead to statements which should answer some of the questions you might have about Open Access (OA) and related issues of scholarly change.  Research Communications Strategy (Funded by JISC to investigate strategic issues in research communications)


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CAUL Statement on Open Scholarship


CAUL is pleased to release its new Statement on Open Scholarship.

For further information, see the press release