Open Access Week

22-26 October 2018 | #OAweek

Open Access Week, a global event now entering its tenth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

#OAweek now has over 100 countries participating every year! Find out more about international Open Access Week.

The Open Access Week theme for 2018 is ‘designing equitable foundations for open knowledge’.

At La Trobe, we have created an annual #OAweek program for many years now. This year, it’s bigger than ever, with everyone being able to participate!

Browse the program, take part, register, and have fun learning more about Open Access!


Date/TimeEvent TitleDescriptionLocationTo Book
Monday 22 Oct
9 - 1pm
Open textbooks forumA range of speakers will discuss the state of open access textbooks and explore initiatives in the area.La Trobe city campusBook Here
23 Oct

Open for all? Navigating open research at La Trobe and beyond

Heard about Open Access publishing and data? Wondering what it is and how it can help you as a researcher? What are the implications for the broader community of opening up research and publications? Join us for an afternoon of Open Access discussion! Hear and share La Trobe perspectives and experience around these areas. All welcome!Library, BundooraBook Here
24 Oct
Wiki Photo FrenzyIf you fancy yourself a good photographer and want to contribute great photos of our La Trobe campuses to Wikimedia Commons, this is the event for you! It's part of La Trobe's university-wide program for international Open Access Week (22-26 Oct 2018) and anyone on any La Trobe campus can be involved! After the lunchtime photo frenzy, we have a Post-Wiki Photo Frenzy workshop where you can upload and share your best photos on WikiCommons!Every La Trobe University campus!Wiki Photo Frenzy FAQ
24 Oct
Post-Wiki Photo Frenzy workshop
Now that you've taken some great photos of La Trobe's campus, it's upload time! This workshop gives you dedicated time to sort through and potentially edit your photos before uploading them to WikiCommons and making them available to the world. Experts will be on hand to guide you through the process if you've never done it before.
BYO: laptop, cables, whatever you need to upload your photos from phone/tablet to Wikimedia Commons.
Library, BundooraBook Here
24 Oct
4 -5pm

VALA Event: Guest speaker webinar: Is "Open" always "Equitable"?

Join special Guest Speakers Dr Ruth DeSouza, Academic Convenor, Data, Systems and Society Research Network (DSSRN) and Fiona Tweedie, Data Strategy Advisor at University of Melbourne, who will be speaking on the topic: Is "Open" always "Equitable"?Online webinarBook Here
25 Oct
TWEETCHAT: How can researchers design equitable foundations for open knowledge?The theme for this year's #OAweek is designing equitable foundations for open knowledge. This twetchat, with its panel of wonderful scholarly experts, suggests what researchers can do - and need to think about - to ensure this happens. Does #OA knowledge remain closed to some? Whose voices may be prioritised in the rush to enable #OA? What should we be conscious of?Online, through Twitter - the hashtag to follow and use is #OAweekBook Here