• 6 October 2021, 9:00am to 28 October 2021, 5:00pm
Online via Zoom
Free

To mark International Open Access Week in October, Victoria University (VU) Library is offering online sessions on how open access can build structural equity, and is also inviting VU staff to join VU Open Access group.

Based on 2021 Open Access theme – It matters how we open knowledge: building structural equity – the program of activities offer latest resources and strategies to open up knowledge for research, teaching and learning.

Throughout October, join VU Open Access Yammer Group to stay updated about open access research and publication as well as Open Educational Resources.

Join open access sessions

When booking a session, you will be required to log in to VU Develop – Capability Hub. Non-VU staff interested in attending a session can email [email protected] for registration.

Sessions are delivered via Zoom.

Find out how to increase citations with open access, identify open access journals and apply for VU funds available to support Article Processing Charges (APCs).

When: Monday 18 October, 2–2.30pm.

Book 'Open access publishing'.

With predatory publishing not recognised in MORA calculations, learn how to identify predatory publishers and assess where you publish.

When: Tuesday 19 October, 2–2.30pm.

Book 'Predatory publishing'.

To publish your work open access, understand how to secure your author rights, re-publish your own work and navigate contracts/licences.

When: Wednesday 20 October, 2–2.30pm.

Book 'Open licences for researchers'.

To earn a bonus for open access publications as part of the MORA procedure, learn how to make your publications open access by using the VU Research Repository.

When: Thursday 21 October, 2–2.30pm.

Book 'A no-cost way to make your publications open access'.

Learn how to set up a data management plan, share your data, find open data and cite data.

When: Monday 25 October, 2–2.30pm.

Book 'Open data'.

Understand how FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) principles can be applied to research data.

When: Tuesday 26 October, 2–2.30pm.

Book 'FAIR principles'.

Understand what is covered by copyright and what is open access material, in relation to text, images, video and web content.

When: Wednesday 27 October, 2–2.30pm.

Book 'Open licencing for teaching'.

Discover the range of open educational resources (free to copy, use, adapt and re-share): courses and online learning, images, music and audio, simulations, textbooks and videos.

When: Thursday 28 October, 2–2.30pm.

Book 'Open educational resources for teaching'.

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