by Elizabeth Heritage
It hardly seems like a year since Open Access Week 2014 — which means I must now have been at Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand for just over a year! Running NZCommons during Open Access Week 2014 was one of my first jobs when I started. I started a learning curve then that is still going up and up!
Today’s the first day of Open Access Week 2015 so here’s some great reading and viewing from around the world to get you started:
“The battle for Open Access is far from over” by Ginny Balbour
Join in the Wikipedia Open Access Edit-a-thon
Watch this handy video from UWA Library wherein researchers share their experience with OA
For the science-minded among you, get involved with some of the cool stuff PLOS has going on, including an AMA on Reddit
Thursday 22 October, 3:30 – 4:30 Great Debate: “It’s on the internet, I can use it” Livestreaming: http://lu.ac.nz/Great-Debate
University of Otago
Launch of Otago Open Access Publishing survey
Tuesday 20 October How to do Guerilla GLAM 3pm Central Library (and remote access)
Wednesday 21 October Being open – Journals, OERs, Creative Commons, and more 1pm Science Library Seminar Room
Friday 23 October Being open – ORCID, Figshare, Creative Commons, and more 1pm Hunter Centre G30a
More details here: https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/openotago/
What events or activities are you running? Let us know!
A Quiet Revolution – Open Access in Aotearoa
Our forthcoming book, A Quiet Revolution: Growing Creative Commons in Aotearoa New Zealand, features a new essay on the rise of Open Access in Aotearoa, plus case studies from around the country. It will be published as an ebook later this year, but we’d love to be able to make a small print run as well. To that end, we’re running a crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMe. Pledging $25 or more is the only way to get your hands on a print copy – complete with your name gracing the acknowledgements pages! Thank you so much to everyone who has already pledged.
Happy Open Access Week!