Thursday, 8 October 2015

Open for Collaboration - International Open Access Week Seminar

The Internet is transforming academic publishing. This includes the process of publishing, how publications can be shared, and how you can use, comment and build on existing published works. Open Access to research is central to this transformation.

To celebrate Open Access week, Queensland University Libraries are hosting a panel of speakers from QUT, Griffith and UQ who will talk about their approach to Open Access and how it has benefited their research. The speakers are:
Professor Andrew Brown, Digital Arts, Griffith University
Professor Matthew Rimmer, Intellectual Property and Innovation Law, Queensland University of Technology
Professor Matt Cooper, Director, Community for Open Antimicrobial Drug Discovery, University of Queensland
The event facilitator is Ginny Barbour, the Executive Officer of the Australasian Open Access Support Group. Ginny gave a very popular presentation about Open Access here at JCU earlier this year on 19 June.

Awareness of the importance of Open Access publishing is building at JCU. This event will provide you with ideas on how you can enhance your research using Open Access strategies.

The event will be live streamed for anyone to attend. There is no need to register – just come along for part or all of the event.

Title:   Open for Collaboration - International Open Access Week Seminar
Date:   Wednesday 21 October, 2015
Time:   2-4pm
Rooms: Townsville: 145-030 and Cairns: D3-063
RSVP:   Not required

You will also be able to join the session from any computer with an Internet connection by clicking on this link: If you choose this option, please let me know, so that I can get an idea of the number of people attending from JCU.

If you would like to know more, full details are available at

If you are not in Townsville or Cairns, let me know if you would like me to organise a room booking for group to attend in other locations.

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