Join the Library in celebrating Open Access Week 2021: 25 – 31 October 2021

Keeping with this year's theme "It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity", the Library is hosting events to help academics create equitable learning resources and find and connect with collections, each other, students and communities.

Open Access Week is coming up at the end of this month where we have an opportunity to explore how research and teaching knowledge is shared. Keeping with this year's theme "It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity", the Library is hosting events to help academics create equitable learning resources and find and connect with collections, each other, students and communities.

Archives & Artworks Opening Ceremony: a special (collections) event

Wed 27 October,  1pm - 1.45pm AEDT

In this time of lockdowns, opening up collections online is particularly vital. Open GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) provides this access, displaying in digital space the archives and other special collections that are so fundamental to Humanities research.

You are invited to join the Library and partners for a preview of our brand-new Open GLAM platform, sharing previously unpublished photography from the Dardalis Archives of Hellenic Diaspora and recent exhibitions from the La Trobe Art Institute. Connect with stories of migration, memory and home, and explore how we can use this medium to overcome remoteness.

Panelists: Emmanouela Giannoulidou (Dardalis Archives of Hellenic Diaspora) and Karen Annett-Thomas (La Trobe Art Institute)

Chair: Helen Slaney (Library Scholarly Publishing)

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La Trobe eBureau presents: it's publishing, but not as we know it – creating equitable and engaging resources for online learning

Thurs 28 October - 1pm - 1.45pm AEDT

Join us for this panel discussion on the La Trobe eBureau, which offers academics the opportunity to showcase their own original work in a professional way to a wide – sometimes global – audience in Higher Education and research sectors.

Creating these open educational resources reduces barriers for students by providing them with high-quality learning materials at no cost to underpin their studies; and underpins our social justice endeavours by creating equity for disadvantaged student cohorts who otherwise struggle in an elitist higher education environment.

The eBureau has published a highly regarded list of existing texts in multiple disciplines that have been widely adopted by academics across Australia and overseas. The eBureau is looking for La Trobe academics who are keen to publish their work in the open educational space, to benefit their students, and boost their promotion prospects and visibility in the sector.

Panelists: Louise Lexis (Physiology), Katherine Seaton (Mathematics), Brianna Julien (Physiology)

Chair: Fiona Salisbury (Library, Executive Director)

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There are also a range of events organised by Open Access Australasia. They will discuss the future of Open Access and how it interacts with grant funding, teaching, policymaking, journalism, Indigenous knowledge, and outreach. Contributors range from Australia's Chief Scientist to journal editors to social media influencers and of course researchers from across the sciences, arts and humanities. Explore Open Access Australasia