Open Access Week at the Library


In recognition of International Open Access Week, we are offering two staff development workshops in the library.

Learn more about Open Access (OA) and how it can transform your scholarship and research!

Making your publications ‘open access’ Monday 24th October 2011, 2:30PM – 4:00PM, Noel Stockdale Room, Library

The Open Access movement champions the free availability on the World Wide Web of high quality information produced by scholars and information professionals. This workshop, led by Liz Walkley Hall (Digital Repositories Librarian), will introduce participants to the University’s open access digital repository, the Flinders Academic Commons. The benefits to researchers of making publications freely available will be explored, as will author’s rights and copyright in an open access environment.

Accessing the Grey Literature Friday 28th October 2011, 9:30AM – 11:00AM, Room 1.52, Central Library

Accessing grey literature can be challenging. Grey literature has been defined as ‘that which is produced on all levels of government, academics, business and industry in print and electronic formats, but which is not controlled by commercial publishers’. This includes conference papers and proceedings, dissertations, numerous types of reports, guidelines, technical papers etc. This session, led by Jess Tyndall (Medical Librarian), will look at the nature of grey literature and its importance to researchers and explore ways in which it can be identified and located.

For further information, and to enrol in these workshops, see the Staff Development @ Flinders calendar at:

Also in Open Access Week:

Fridays at the Library, Free for all: the Open Access revolution
Noel Stockdale Room, Central Library
Friday 28 October, 3.30-5pm
All welcome – no bookings necessary – light refreshments

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