Open Access (OA) is an international movement to promote the sharing of scholarly research. It covers material that is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
Open Access Week, 21-27 October 2019, focusses on “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge.” Nick Shockey, from the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, discusses this year’s theme. He suggests we are at the tipping point of Open Access and with this comes considerations of equity. Read the blog post.
Open Access at the University of Auckland
If you are undertaking research at the University of Auckland, you may be wondering how open access relates to your research and the outputs from that research? Find the answers to these questions and more in the Open Access guide. This guide supports the University’s Open Access Guidelines.
Wider New Zealand initiatives
Tohatoha Aotearoa Commons have just launched an Open Access campaign to see a New Zealand where the work of our scholars, scientists and researchers is open and available for everyone to read, share, and reuse. They are encouraging support through a call to sign a declaration, available on their website. Read their report Centring Our Values: Open Access for Aotearoa.
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