International Open Access Week Colloquium - 24 October 2023
Theme: Community over Commercialisation
This year’s theme encourages a candid conversation about which approaches to open scholarship prioritise the best interests of the public and the academic community, and which do not.
Purpose of this colloquium:
International Open Access Week, a global event now entering its sixteenth year, is an opportunity for open access advocates to engage the research communities to inform them about the potential benefits of Open Access, share what they have learned with colleagues, and help inspire more involvement in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.
Hybrid Colloquium: Vanderbijlpark Campus – Samancor Auditorium and Virtual (MS Teams).
Programme Director: Prof Gustav Butler - Director UPSET Research Area; Faculty of Humanities.
Programme: 24 October 2023
|11:00 - 11:05||Welcoming and Introductory remarks
Dr Mathew Moyo, Chief Director: Library and Information Service, NWU
|11:05 - 11:20||Opening address
Prof Jeffrey Mphahlele, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation, NWU
|11:20 - 11:35||The power and principles of open research data
Dr Tiyani Mabunda, Associate Director: Research and Learning Services, WITS
|11:35 – 11:50||
Community over Commercialisation: Benefits of Open Access
|11:50 - 12:05||Renewable Assessment as an Open Educational Resource
Prof Dorothy Laubscher, UNESCO Chair on Multimodal Learning and OER, NWU
|12:05 - 12:20||Blending digital and human capabilities for Open Science at a university library
Prof Mpho Ngoepe, Executive Director: Library and Information Services, UNISA
|12:20 - 12:35||Q&A session
Prof Washington Dudu, Deputy Dean: Research and Innovation, Faculty of Education, NWU
|12:35 - 12:40||Closing remarks
Dr Sabelo Chizwina, Director: Information and Learning Services, 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 (ETDs).
- Boloka (NWU-IR) hosts Open Access journals and subscribes to databases hosting 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