Open Access 2021


International Open Access Week: 25 - 31 October 2021

Purpose of this colloquium

International Open Access Week, a global event now entering its fourteenth year, is an opportunity for open access advocates to engage the research communities to inform them about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they have learned with colleagues, and to help inspire more involvement in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.



Programme: 26 October 2021



10:00 - 10:05 Words of welcome -  Ms Neli Kaunda, Director: Shared Services, NWU
10:05 - 10:15 Opening address - Prof. Jeffrey Mphahlele, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation, NWU
10:15 - 10:45 The LIS Open Access Initiatives and technologies
Dr Mathew Moyo, Chief Director: Library and Information Service, NWU
10:45 - 11:15

The role of universities in opening up access through Open Educational Resources
Prof. Jako Olivier, UNESCO Research Chair on Multimodal Learning and Open Educational Resources, NWU

11:25 - 11:55 Open Science Policies and Mandates: Open Access to publications and research data
Ms Iryna Kuchma, Open Access Programme Manager, EIFL
11:55 - 12:25 Q&A session - open research practice discussion
Facilitators: Prof Jeanetta du Plessis, Deputy Dean: Research and Innovation, NWU AND Prof. Babs Surujlal, Deputy Dean: Research and Innovation, NWU
12:25 - 12:30 Vote of thanks and closing remarks - Mr Tiyani Mabunda, Director: Open Scholarship, NWU


NWU Library Initiatives

NWU Initiatives