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Open Access Week 2018 22-28 October

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Celebrate Open Access Week 2018 by attending the events below. This year’s theme is “designing equitable foundations for open knowledge”.

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship screening

A documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science that questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers. The documentary also examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook, and Google.


Date: Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Time: 12.30pm to 2pm

Location: 401.001 Hollis Lecture Theatre, Curtin University, Bentley



Beware the Publishing Trap!

Want to learn more about open access, publishing, copyright, and the evolving scholarly communications environment but don’t want to sit in another presentation? Come along and play “The Publishing Trap” board game with fellow researchers. Each character in the game needs to balance the relationship between knowledge, impact, and money. It’s a fun way to learn how the choices you make throughout your academic journey might impact on your academic success.

Bring your friends or form teams on the spot. We hope to see you at one or both of the sessions!


Date: Tuesday, 23 October & Thursday, 25 October

Time: Tuesday 1pm to 3pm & Thursday 10am to 12pm

Venue: Library Makerspace, Building 105, Curtin University, Bentley


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