This week is International Open Access Week

In 2013, 21st to 27th October is International Open Access Week.  To celebrate OA Week, QUT Library’s Research Support Team will be running two events on Friday 25th October.

The first session, which will be held at the KG campus in the IHBI seminar room starting at 9.30am, will be of interest to anyone with an ARC or NHMRC grant (or thinking of applying for one) as it will focus on the open access policies recently introduced by the NHMRC and the ARC. We will hear the CEOs of these research funding bodies (via a video clip) explaining why these policies were introduced and then we will discuss the implications and practicalities involved in complying – plus how the Library can help. This session will be presented by Paula Callan, QUT’s Scholarly Communications Librarian.

The second session, which be held at the Gardens Point campus in V714 starting at 11.30am, will provide a more general look at the role of open access in the changing landscape in scholarly communication with a specific focus on new metrics for tracking impact. This session will be presented by QUT’s Research Support Coordinator, Stephanie Bradbury with special guest, Professor Tom Cochrane, DVC (TILS), who will talk about new initiatives in OA book publishing.

KG event:  Friday 25 October, 9.30am -11.00am, KG Q430 (IHBI seminar room)   RSVP here  

GP event: Friday 25 October, 11.30am – 1pm  GP V714 (GP Library)  RSVP here

International Open Access week 2013

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