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Open Access Week 2017

 

NWU Presents Open Access Week 2017

Research constantly creates new information and knowledge. The results are widely published in journals, conference proceedings and reports to name a few and the web affords new forums for its communication.

Since the first statements regarding open access (OA) - the Budapest Open Access Initiative in February 2002 and the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities - October 2003 open access has been the subject of discussion between academics, librarians, government and publishers.

OA content is online, freely accessible and encourage free exchange of knowledge and resources to widen access that might encourage creativity and also allow others to re-use the research. Anyone can benefit from wider access to research.

OA journals has become a recognised part of the scholarly communication landscape. Learning about OA will help you make informed choices about where to publish your work. The Library will be hosting a session at the campus in Potchefstroom: "Publishing with Predatory Journals dents your credibility to take an informed discussion on where to publish".  Copyright and Open Access will also be handled during the launch of OA Week at our campus in Mahikeng.

With the rising journal costs and constrained library budgets we need to consider alternatives to display research results. Benefits of OA to researchers include for example, helping to provide evidence for impact and improved reputation for researchers and their host institution through increased citations.

 

Program for the week: 23 - 27 October 2017

Monday 23 October 2017

 

  Launch NWU Mahikeng Library
All the sessions on the Mahikeng Campus will be shared via this Adobe Connect link:  http://connect.nwu.ac.za/r1rsz51ya3g/
10:30 Welcome: Chief Director NWU LIS Dr Moyo (PDF document)
(Venue: Library Conference Room)
10:45 - 11:15

Dr Reggie Raju (UCT Library)
Open in order to promote social justice (PDF document)
(Venue: Library Conference Room)

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11:30 - 12:00

Ms Denise Nicholson (Wits Library)
Open Access and Copyright (PDF document)
(Venue: Library Conference Room)

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12:15 Vote of Thanks
12:00

Refreshments
RSVP: Siviwe.Bangani@nwu.ac.za

 

Wednesday 25 October 2017

 

  NWU Potchefstroom Library
 10:00 - 10:30

Mr Kabelo Kakole (NWU Library)
Publishing with Predatory Journals dent your credibility (PDF document)
(Venue: Besembos - Ferdinand Postma Library - Ground floor)
This session on the Potchefstroom Campus will be shared via Adobe Connect: http://connect.nwu.ac.za/predatoryjournals/

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10:45 - 12:45

Ms Zine Sapula (NWU Library) & Anelda van der Walt (NWU Information Technology)
Create a Data Management Plan for grant proposals
(Venue: Hands on session in Tarentaal - Ferdinand Postma Library - Ground floor)

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Friday 27 October 2017

 

  NWU Vanderbijlpark Library
All the sessions on the Vanderbijlpark Campus will be shared via this Adobe Connect link:  http://connect.nwu.ac.za/r1buqfbpvf9/
10:00 - 10:30

Prof Jaco Hoffman & Prof Vera Roos
Open Access: 'we-Deliver' for a society of all ages (PDF document)
(Venue: Library - Room 116)

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11:00 - 11:30

Prof Johann Tempelhoff
As fluid as water! The South African Water History Archival Repository (SAWHAR) project on working towards and open access water research platform (PDF document)
(Venue: Library - Room 116)

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