Open Access Week (22-26 October 2018)

The theme of this week’s Open Access week is ‘Designing equitable foundations for open knowledge’. Open access makes research available to be used by anyone and everyone with an internet connection, not just those with the money, resources, or connections to the most prestigious academic institutions. 


Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

Friday 26 October 2018, 1:00 pm – 3:00pm. Melbourne School of Design. 

To celebrate Open Access Week 2018, join us for a screening of the new documentary film, Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, followed by a lively panel discussion. Panel members include: 

  • Professor Ginny Barbour, Director of the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG) 
  • Sarah Blatchford, Regional Director, Routledge/Taylor and Francis, and member of Board of Directors, Council for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) 
  • Associate Professor Fiona Fidler, ARC Future Fellow, Ambassador for the Centre for Open Science (COS), and University of Melbourne researcher working in the areas of reproducibility, transparency and open science 
  • Professor Syun Tutiya, National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education (NIAD-QE), Japan 

Popcorn and choctops provided. 


Workshop: Public Access and Your Thesis

Thursday 25 October 2018, 10:00 am – 11:00 am. Baillieu Library 

This session provides an overview of university policy and systems relevant to all students required to deposit their thesis in Minerva Access. It also includes a discussion of relevant university systems, the pros and cons of making your thesis open access, choosing an embargo period, and an overview of how to manage third party copyright materials in your thesis.  This workshop is relevant to all PhD and Masters by research students, and their supervisors. 

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