It’s all about the orange… Open Access Week 2017

Open Access badges in a bow on the table. The one in the middle says: "Ask me about open access"

Join us for a series of events (with tea, coffee and cakes) celebrating Open Access Week 2017 at the University of Sydney Library!

What’s on?

We are holding talks, drop-in sessions and social events from 23 to 27 October celebrating open access good news stories at Sydney University, and also looking at the ways that open access impacts research, education and publishing.

We have lined up a number of speakers to discuss copyright, open access publishing, open data and open education. At the drop-in sessions you can ask for advice and set up your ORCID profile. We will also be holding an ‘orange’ themed morning tea! So dig out some orange clothing and join in.

Open in order to…

The theme for this year’s 10th International Open Access Week “Open in order to…” focuses on the benefits of open access for scholarship, education, policy and practice. So, what does “Open in order to…” conjure up in your mind? Why not come along to an event or two during Open Access Week and learn what we’re “Open to…

Date/Time/Location Event Presenters
Monday 23 Oct

10am–11am.

Fisher Library, Seminar Room 218

OA Good News Stories

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Opening Access to Medicines – how open access can make drugs more accessible and how undergraduates and high school students can be involved in their discovery

Dr Kieron Rooney (Health Sciences) and Dr Alice Williamson (Science)
Monday 23 Oct

2pm–3pm

Fisher Library, Seminar Room 218

OA Good News Stories

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Open-access publishing and preprint servers are growing in popularity among biologists. I will provide an overview of the different preprint servers that are available for the biological sciences, and the costs and options for open-access publishing for different types of research papers.

Prof. Simon Ho (Science) and

Dr Peter John Chen (Political Science)

Tuesday 24 Oct

10am–11am

Fisher Library, Exhibition Space, level 2

Copyright and Open Access

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Kate and Brett will cover open access copyright considerations, Sydney’s Open Access Policy and ARC open access requirements.

Kate Stanton and Brett McCarthy (The University of Sydney Library)
Tuesday 24 Oct

2pm–3pm

Fisher Library, Exhibition Space, Level 2

OA Book Publishing: How, Why and Why Not?

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Is an open access model right for your next book? Join us to explore the pros and cons of OA book publishing, and to find out what questions authors should ask when choosing a publishing path for their work.

Prof. Nick Enfield (Linguistics)

Dr Agata Mrva-Montoya and Denise O’Dea (Sydney University Press)

Tuesday 24 Oct

12pm

Online

Data Publication: The Essentials

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Jennifer McLean and Ryan Stoker (The University of Sydney Library)
Wednesday 25 Oct

12:15–12:45pm

Abercrombie Building Case Study Lecture Theatre 1050

Quick Bite: Thesis including Publication

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Phillippa Bourke (The University of Sydney Library) and Charles Foster, PhD Candidate (Science)
Wednesday 25 Oct

3pm–5pm

Fisher Library, Seminar Room 218

Open Access Drop-in Session

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Repository, Data and Copyright teams will be waiting to answer any OA questions
Thursday 26 Oct

10am–11am

Fisher Library, Exhibition Space, Level 2

Using Copyright Material & MOOCs

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This talk covers the basics of copyright, tips on how to use creative commons material  and introduces the Sydney MOOCs Program and copyright compliance.

Brett McCarthy (The University of Sydney Library)
Thursday 26 Oct

12:15-12:45pm

Abercrombie Building Case Study Lecture Theatre 1070

Quick Bite: Converting your Thesis into a Book

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TBC
Thursday 26 Oct

3pm–4pm

Fisher Library, Room 210 and 213

ORCID Drop-in Session

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Anne Goodfellow (The University of Sydney Library)
Friday 27 Oct

10am–11.30am

Fisher Library, Seminar Room

Open Access Week Social! It’s All About the Orange …

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Come and enjoy tea and cake and wear something orange.
Friday 27 Oct

2pm–3pm

Fisher Library, Seminar Room 218

The Future of OA

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Repository Team (The University of Sydney Library)

Honi Soit – digitisation of a well-loved treasure

16/03/2016

Honi Soit, the University of Sydney’s student newspaper, has been published by the Students’ Representative Council since 1929 and forms a rich and informative source of the cultural and social history of the University, New South Wales and Australia.

By Sten ChristensenHoniSoit2

There is now a need to preserve and sustain the older editions of the newspaper, which are deteriorating due to the age, and a need to provide alternative methods of access to the content. The Library has committed funds for the digitisation of a large portion of the back set (1929-1990) and has engaged the services of a company that specialises in this type of digitisation, DatacomIT.

This is the first phase of the project which involves the digitisation and scanning of the newspaper and the processing of a large number of digital files. The sum total of the data will be over a 1TB (1000 Gigabytes! This has been done onsite given the rare and fragile state of the material. Following on from the scanning and file processing we will move to phase two, discussing with the SRC on making the material that we have digitised available online to the public.

As the digital files are fully processed and checked we will be making samples available prior to the 1929 to 1990 back set going online.

Please direct any inquiries to Sten Christensen Associate Director, Publishing and Data (sten.christensen@sydney.edu.au)

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