• 17 October 2022, 9:00am to 27 October 2022, 5:00pm
Online via Zoom

To mark International Open Access Week in October, Victoria University (VU) Library is offering online sessions on how open access can contribute towards more equitable knowledge sharing, and thus pave the way for climate justice.

Based on 2022 Open Access theme “Open for Climate Justice”, the online sessions outline strategies and resources available to open up knowledge to support research, teaching and learning and contribute towards climate justice.

Join the open access sessions and follow the open access conversation via VU Open Access Yammer Group.

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.

Publish open access to make your work available to people who might not otherwise have access to that knowledge. Find out how open access can increase citations, how to identify open access journals and apply for VU funds available to support Article Processing Charges (APCs).

When: Monday 17 October 2022, 2–2.30pm.

Book 'Open access publishing'.

Learn how to identify predatory publishers (who exploit the open access model) and how to assess where you publish, as predatory publishing is not recognised in MORA calculations.

When: Tuesday 18 October 2022, 2–2.30pm.

Book 'Predatory publishing'.

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

When: Wednesday 19 October 2022, 2–2.30pm.

Book 'Open licences for researchers'.

Learn how to use the VU Research Repository to make your publications open access and earn a bonus for open access publications as part of the MORA procedure.

When: Thursday 20 October 2022, 2–2.30pm.

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

To support teaching and learning, understand what is covered by copyright and what is open access material, in relation to text, images, video and web content.

When: Monday 24 October 2022, 2–2.30pm.

Book 'Open licencing for teaching'.

To facilitate knowledge sharing, learn how to set up a data management plan, share your data, find open data and cite data.

When: Tuesday 25 October 2022, 2–2.30pm.

Book 'Open data'.

Understand how FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) principles can be applied to research data for sharing and re-use of research data.

When: Wednesday 26 October 2022, 2–2.30pm.

Book 'FAIR principles'.

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 27 October 2022, 2–2.30pm.

Book 'Open educational resources for teaching'.

Online sessions about open access and climate justice are scheduled on 25-28 October. For information and registration, see Open Access Australasia-Open Access Week 2022.

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