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[Video] Why does open access matter?

By Curtin Library 17 October 2014 News & events Open Access Week Comments Off on [Video] Why does open access matter?

International Open Access Week 2014 October 20-26, 2014Open Access makes research results freely available to anyone via the Internet, without the barriers created by financial, legal or technical issues. Research available via open access has a broader audience that includes government agencies, policy makers, practitioners, charities and non-government organisations, industry and business and the general public.

In this video Associate Professor Helen Slater, Professor Erik Champion, Professor Andrew Rohl, and Dr Tama Leaver discuss why open access matters to them and their discipline. Do you support open access? Share your story by adding a comment to this post!

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The Library would like to thank Associate Professor Helen Slater, Professor Erik Champion, Professor Andrew Rohl, and Dr Tama Leaver for their participation in the video.

The Library is running seminars during Open Access Week from 20-24 October, click on the links below to register.

Monday 20th October
Raising your research profile with open access
espace author network visualisation

Tuesday 21st October
Webinar viewing and discussion: open access 101*

Wednesday 22nd October
Webinar viewing and discussion: funder open access policies and requirements*
Webinar viewing and discussion: understanding publisher agreements*
Play by the rules: how to comply with funder open access policies

Thursday 23rd October
Webinar viewing and discussion: the changing publishing landscape – panel discussion*

*Australian Open Access Support Group webinar: Curtin Library staff will be on-hand to lead a discussion and answer questions.

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