Open Access Week 2020 is coming: October 19-25

The Library is hosting events this Open Access Week (October 19-25).

Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion

The Library is hosting events this Open Access Week (October 19-25).  We are working with the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group and other universities to deliver an informative and exciting program on all things Open Access with the theme “Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion”.

There has never been a more important time than now to have access to high quality and free information and what you can do to address inequality in your areas of expertise.

Register now to attend our events.

Tuesday
20 Oct

4 - 5pm

‘Visualise Your Thesis’, open scholarship and knowledge translation
‘Visualise Your Thesis’ is an international competition that challenges graduate researchers to explain their research in a one-minute striking digital display. Come and hear from participants in our Visualise Your Thesis competition from across a variety of disciplines about what they learned about opening up their research and translating knowledge for a broader audience.

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Wednesday 21 Oct
3.30 - 4.30pm

Open education publishing roundtable
The speakers will outline respective achievements at RMIT and La Trobe in open education publishing, as well as the key challenges, solutions, and plans in this area.

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Wednesday 21 Oct
4.30 - 5pm

Open GLAM with Reid Marginalia
Come and explore Open Gallery, Library, Archive and Museum (GLAM) collections and possibilities at La Trobe and beyond, with your guide Reid Marginalia! Reid Marginalia is a librarian by day and archivist by night, who can regularly be found queerying the catalogue, curating the revolution, and dabbling in performance.

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Thursday
22 Oct

2 - 3.30pm

Finding and citing public domain and OA material
This session will be a great chance to chat about copyright, open access, public domain, creative commons. We will also be finding and correctly citing online material that we can use in different types of presentations.

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Thursday
22 Oct

4 - 5pm

OPAL Launch
Grab a glass of something bubbly and join us to celebrate the launch of the University's new Open Access space, OPAL (Open@LaTrobe). Explore some of the collection highlights and find out how you can be part of this exciting new knowledge-sharing platform.

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