Date: 11 October 2012
International Open Access Week, which runs from 22nd October to 28th of October, is a global event now in its 6th year promoting Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research. To celebrate Open Access Week, QUT Library is hosting two events. Each event will include a short presentation on exciting new developments in this area followed by light refreshments and discussion time.
The first event is a discussion of recent developments that are likely to impact on Australian researchers' scholarly communication practices. This includes the new NHMRC policy on open access and the recently announced intention by the ARC to implement a similar policy. What does this mean for NHMRC and ARC-funded researchers? What happened as a result of the researcher-led boycott of Elsevier journals earlier this year? What are Altmetrics and how do they help you to track the broader impact enabled by open access?
The second event focuses on network-enabled research and 'open data'. Magic happens when data is made publicly available. A guest speaker, Mark Bilandzic of the Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation discusses the successful open data initiative, LibraryHack. A demonstration of some free data visualization tools and other initiatives which encourage and reward the open sharing of data are also part of the program.
For more information about these events, contact Paula Callan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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