Open Access Week 2011 - October 24-30 Thursday, 6 October 2011

All are encouraged to update the open access week pages - http://www.openaccessweek.org/  -  these are the Australian people already listed: http://www.openaccessweek.org/main/search/search?q=australia

University of Adelaide

Open Access Week Seminar Series. Staff and students of University of Adelaide are invited to attend one or more of four seminars during Open Access Week 2011. Published: September 29, 2011

Australian National University

... doing three things:

1. Practical - Presenting a 'lunchbox seminar' about my trip to the PKP2011 meeting which I have just returned from. This will talk about what is happening around the world (and also fulfil my requirement for reporting on my trip)

2. Symbolic - asking the VC to consider signing the Berlin Declaration (I have also suggested that Universities Australia think about putting out a statement on open access)

3. Practical - running a promotion offering people one coffee voucher if they enquire and two is they deposit during the week. We are also contacting people from academica.edu to point out their work is up illegally and if they put it in the repository not only will we look after copyright for them but also we will send them some coffee vouchers. I have also ordered some open access door swings (saying 'ask me about open access' ) that we will send out with the vouchers. 

Danny Kingsley, 4 October 2011

University of Newcastle

.... planning a small program of events for Open Access Week and have formed a working group to plan and implement a number of activities over the next month. Our main activity will be a promotion to drive deposit and increase OA content during this time, specifically for deposit of the Accepted Version/Post-Print. We'll be sending out a coffee voucher (Library Cafe) for every paper submitted to us during our specified time, with all academic staff/researchers who submit copies of their publications going into the draw for an IPad.

Other activities include flyers, posters, newsletter item, developing a new blanket licence agreement for the repository, and reviewing our Open Access Policy with a view to strengthening it.

Vicki Picasso, 4 October 2011

University of Sydney

We are hosting an event with a strong line up of prominent researchers who will be sharing their OA experiences see - http://sydney.edu.au/library/openaccess/OA_week.html

Sten Christensen, 5 October 2011

Flinders University

a series of events planned for Open Access week:

1. A workshop on ‘making your publications open access’

2. A workshop on grey literature and open access

- both of these led by library staff (myself, and our Medical Librarian, respectively)

3. A panel discussion, titled ‘Free for all: the open access revolution’ as part of our ‘Fridays at the Library’ series, aimed at a wider (i.e. community) audience

- the panel includes our Dean of Humanities, an historian, and a scientist all speaking of their experiences with open access, see http://library.flinders.edu.au/resources/collection/special/fatl.html

Liz Walkley Hall, 6 October 2011

Charles Darwin University

.... inviting a director of the Max Planck Institute .... to record a few words about the virtues of open access for our CDU researchers. .... also a co-founder of an open access online peer-review journal Living Reviews in Relativity. He has indicated a willingness to record a few words for our researchers ....about the wonders of OA and we hope to be able to use this as an intro to a series of "live" presentations here.

Neil Godfrey, 6 October 2011