Open Access Week events: open data and publication rights

Open Access Week 2016Open Access Week (24-30 October 2016) is a global event highlighting ways to make research more openly available to all.  Making your research open access –whether the data or final output – means that it can be seen, read and used by a wider and more diverse audience. To tie in with this year’s theme of “Open in Action”, Libraries and Learning Services are hosting the following two events.

Open data and Figshare for researchers: An introduction

Tuesday 25 October 2016
10-11am Room 024, Building 503, Grafton Campus, or
1-2pm Room 420, Kate Edger Information Commons, City Campus
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Figshare is helping our researchers store, share and manage their research data. Al Hyndman and Megan Hardeman from Figshare will present a session to discuss the benefits and barriers to data publishing. The discussion will include a demonstration of the University’s Data Publishing and Discovery Service – Figshare (currently being piloted across the University).

Your publication: Your rights? A panel discussion on publishing licences and contracts.

Wednesday 26 October 2016 12.45-1.45pm, Room 401-439, City Campus
NOTE this time differs to that advertised in UniNews.
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Publishers often have researchers assign copyright to them, thereby restricting what researchers can do with their published output, e.g., whether it can be shared via a repository or whether they can share a copy with an interested researcher. A panel of researchers and copyright experts will discuss the importance of retaining the right to reuse and share your work and publications. There will be tips and advice on negotiating with publishers and using Creative Commons Licensing.

Chaired by Distinguished Professor Peter Hunter, the panel includes:

  • Professor Peter Davis, Director COMPASS (Centre of Methods and Policy Application in the Social Sciences) Research Centre
  • Professor Mark Gahegan, Director Centre for eResearch
  • Melanie Johnson, Copyright Officer
  • Dr Fabiana Kubke, Senior Lecturer FMHS and Chair of Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand Advisory Panel

Those attending are invited to submit issues or questions to inform the panel discussion. Email your questions to by Wednesday 19 October.