OA events 2017

Open Access Week (October 23-29, 2017) is a global event providing an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they've learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

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This year’s theme is an invitation to answer the question of what concrete benefits can be realized by making scholarly outputs openly available. “Open in order to…” serves as a prompt to move beyond talking about openness in itself and focus on what openness enables—in an individual discipline, at a particular institution, or in a specific context; then to take action to realize these benefits.

Open in order to increase the impact of my scholarship. Open in order to enable more equitable participation in research. Open in order to improve public health. These are just a few examples of how this question can be answered.

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Events in British Columbia

Tension and Risk in Open Scholarship: A Conversation (October 26, 6:00pm-8:00pm - BCIT Vancouver Campus)

Please join BCIT, SFU and UBC in celebrating International Open Access Week for a panel that examines the threads running through different tensions in the open movements, including: Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge, ethics and privacy, student-faculty relationships, accessibility and inclusivity, and researcher-institution relationships.

Open Beyond the Academy: Building Community Through Open Social Scholarship (October 27, 12pm-1:30pm)

In this panel, Dr. Hannah McGregor and Dr. Raymond Siemens discuss how the Digital Humanities can bring academic and non-academic communities together to be more inclusive, accessible, and accountable.