International Open Access Week events

International Open Access Week  (October 23-29, 2017) is a global, community-driven week of action to open up access to research. This year’s theme is an invitation to answer the question of what concrete benefits can be realized by making scholarly outputs openly available. “Open in order to…” serves as a prompt to move beyond talking about openness in itself and focus on what openness enables; then to take action to realize these benefits. Open in order to increase the impact of my scholarship. Open in order to enable more equitable participation in research. Open in order to improve public health. These are just a few examples of how this question can be answered.

 

Join SFU Library during Open Access Week 2017 for a series of events focused on examining the role of the open movement within and beyond the academy.

 

Events are open to all and free, but seating is limited and registration is required. For more information and to register, visit: http://tiny.cc/sfu-oa-week

 

Featured events

 

Tension and Risk in Open Scholarship: A Conversation (October 26, 6:00pm-8:00pm – BCIT Vancouver Campus)
Please join BCIT, SFU and UBC in celebrating International Open Access Week for a panel that examines the threads running through different tensions in the open movements, including: Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge, ethics and privacy, student-faculty relationships, accessibility and inclusivity, and researcher-institution relationships.

 

In this panel, Dr. Hannah McGregor and Dr. Raymond Siemens discuss how the Digital Humanities can bring academic and non-academic communities together to be more inclusive, accessible, and accountable.

 

Workshops

 

Share Data / Find Data (October 25, 1:30pm-3:00pm)