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Open Educational Resources: Enabling Equitable Education

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Do you want to find out more about Open Educational Resources? The University Library recently hosted a webinar and panel discussion about open educational resources (OERs) as part of International Open Access Week, launching a series of new support guides and services to help teaching academics find, use, and create open resources.

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Why you should consider Open Educational Resources

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To coincide with this years International Open Access Week, the Library is shining a light on the benefits of Open Educational Resources (OERs) at a free, not-to-be missed webinar on Thursday 27 October that will discuss the benefits and challenges of using OERs in your teaching.

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The challenge of eBooks: more access, less cost. Can it be done?

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Are your students telling you they’re unable to access their textbook online? Have you recently reviewed the online books you use in your teaching? Do you know about access restrictions? Understanding and navigating these restrictions when selecting online textbooks and course materials can be difficult. Traditional publishing models often leave us with limited options, but there are ways you can help us move towards using textbooks that provide more equitable access. 

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Wiley Author Workshop

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Register to hear from presenter Alison Bell, Journal Publishing Manager about a broad range of topics related to publishing open access with Wiley. 

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Open Access Week 2020 - Open with Purpose

This week is Open Access Week, 19 to 25 October 2020. If you’re interested in finding out more about open access, the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group are running a series of online events.

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Open Access Week, October 21-27, 2019

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Open Access Week 2019 is held October 21-27. If you have been thinking about making your work open access there has never been a better time to get started. Be one of the first 50 people to upload your author accepted manuscript into Aurora and you’ll receive a celebratory chocolate gift!  

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Sea Snakes, Scholarly Sharing and Open Access

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At the beginning of September an article in The Conversation reported the new discovery that a sea snake could breathe through the top of its head. It quickly became one of the most popular science and technology articles for 2019, with over 43,000 reads and being translated into Indonesian. Behind the story was an open access scholarly article.

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Publishing Principles for your Research: a Copyright and Open Access Perspective, 16 October

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Come on a guided tour through the publishing landscape - we'll step you through key considerations when deciding where to publish your research, as well as talk about the options to make your work open access. Bookings essential.

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New University Open Access Policy

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A new Open Access Policy has been endorsed by Academic Board, formalising the University’s commitment to open access. The new policy seeks to increase the reach and impact of our research and education and has implications for both researchers and teaching staff. 

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Open Access Week 2018

October 22 - October 28 is Open Access Week and we have some events and a competition to get you into the spirit!

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