Celebrating Open Access Week: 24 – 30 October

We’ve created a list of resources on how and where to share knowledge, find and connect with collections, each other, students and communities.

Open Access Week, held from 24 – 30 October 2022, is an opportunity to explore how research and teaching knowledge is being shared at La Trobe.

Open Access Week is held annually to encourage the open sharing of knowledge to address important social issues and transform the way research is conducted.

This year’s theme, “Open for Climate Justice”, encourages connection and collaboration among the climate movement and the international community. Tackling the climate crisis requires rapid exchange of knowledge across geographic, economic and disciplinary boundaries.

The Library has created a list of resources and examples on how and where you can share knowledge, find and connect with collections, each other, students and communities.

Publications and OPAL

OPAL is La Trobe University’s Institutional Repository. It preserves, promotes and provides worldwide access to publications, theses, data and educational resources for university staff and researchers.

OPAL’s examples showcase demonstrates the diversity of possible items that can be shared via OPAL.

Pathways to Open Access for publications

Check out these LibGuides on where and how to publish and discounts for LTU authors.

Open textbooks

Open Educational Resources (OER) are free and publicly available for teaching, learning or resource purposes. Watch this video on the benefits of adopting OER.

The La Trobe eBureau publishes free, high-quality resources for teaching and learning. This video looks at the eBureau from a student’s perspective.

La Trobe academics have adopted open textbooks in a range of subjects to enhance online learning and support student equity. Here are three current case studies of these open educational practices.

Open Access Australasia also have a range of events on the topic of climate science research, including how to make it open and accessible, responsible use, impact and the current open landscape.