Open Access Week 2016

Posted: Tue, 10/25/2016 - 10:02 Updated: Tue, 10/25/2016 - 10:03

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International Open Access Week has always been about action, and this year’s theme of "Open in Action" encourages all stakeholders to take concrete steps to make their own work more openly available and encourage others to do the same. From posting pre-prints in a repository to supporting colleagues in making their work more accessible, this year’s Open Access Week will focus on moving from discussion to action in opening up our system for communicating research. 

Established by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and partners in the student community in 2008, International Open Access Week is an opportunity to take action in making openness the default for research—to raise the visibility of scholarship, accelerate research, and turn breakthroughs into better lives. 

Join SFU Library during Open Access Week 2016 for a series of events focused on learning more about and celebrating working in the open! 



Adopting OER: The Why, What, and How of Open Educational Resources

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Open Research Data

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Open in Action: a panel discussion

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What Do We Want? (We’re Not Sure!) When Do We Want It? (Hard to Say!): Reconciling the Needs of Analysis and Advocacy in Scholarly-Communication Reform

Reforming scholarly communication is a tough job, made tougher by factors that include the lack of unanimity among stakeholders as to what reform s

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