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 wider participation 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
|10 MINUTE BREAK|
|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
- Hosts and maintains the Open Access Institutional repository, Boloka, which collects, preserves, and distributes NWU research material at no cost to the user.
- Boloka (NWU-IR) is the primary storage of all NWU Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD's).
- Boloka (NWU-IR) hosts Open Access journals and it subscribes to databases that host OA journals.
- There are dedicated Librarians to assist researchers with uploading their outputs to Boloka.
- Provides a search platform for finding Open Access accredited journals.
- Open Access at the NWU