This year’s International Open Access week theme, ‘Community over Commercialisation’ seeks to encourage a candid conversation about the approaches to open scholarship that prioritise the best interests of the public and the academic community — and which do not.

Open Access is the free, immediate access to scholarly research findings and the legal right to share, use and re-use those results. This publication model enables rapid and widespread access to results, and the opportunity by all communities to build upon these. It has direct and widespread benefits for research, education, policy, industry, culture, the environment and for society as a whole.

The Library invites you to attend a panel discussion of researchers from across the University sharing approaches to Open Access that prioritise the best interests of the public and the academic community:

Community over Commercialisation:  Candid conversations about Open Access

Wednesday 1st November
11am – 12 noon
Live stream via Teams

Moderator: Prof Leanne Wiseman

Panel Members:

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As well as the Griffith event, Open Access Australasia are hosting webinars during Open Access week:

  • Community over commercialisation – What is community control and why does it matter? 24 Oct 11am – 1pm
  • Like an open book: can academic communities ensure our voices are heard by all? 25 Oct 11am – 1pm
  • Shine on Diamond journals: making sure they’re forever, 26 Oct 11am – 1.30pm
  • Creating space for Indigenous and Pacific research, 27 Oct 11am – 1pm
    • Part 1: Publishing avenues for Indigenous-led research
    • Part 2: Engagement with Indigenous knowledge

Further details and registration:

For further information about Griffith and open research, visit the Open Research web page.

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