International Open Access Week is a global event held to celebrate and promote the benefits of Open Access. It helps to raise awareness of what Open Access means, why it is important and how to engage with it. The first Open Access Week (originally just "Open Access Day") was held in 2007 in the USA and organised by SPARC. Since then, it has grown to be an entire week that is celebrated across the world. More information about the history and mission of Open Access Week is available from the SPARC and Open Access Week websites.
Open Access Week 2018 happened during the week of Monday 22nd to Sunday 28th October 2018. The official theme of the 2018 event was "Designing equitable foundations for open knowledge", which aimed to address barriers to engagement in Open Access, potential inequalities that might be made worse in an entirely "open" environment, and various communities and individuals that may be adversely impacted by a drive towards Open Access without due consideration of their needs.
RGU library staff planned a variety of things to help promote Open Access Week 2018:
|Monday 22nd October||10:00-11:00||Research Support Staff - The Impact Game||N243|
|14:00-16:00||PhD Students - The Publishing Trap (#1)||N346|
|Tuesday 23rd October||09:30-11:30||PhD Students - The Publishing Trap (#2)||H303|
|14:00-16:00||Researchers - The Publishing Trap||N336|
|Wednesday 24th October||-||[No sessions]||-|
|Thursday 25th October||09:30-11:30||Researchers - The Impact Game (#1 and #2)||H303|
|Friday 26th October||10:00-11:00||Researchers - The Impact Game (#3)||N336|
|14:00-16:00||PhD Students - The Publishing Trap (#3)||H303|