OA events in Australia and New Zealand
A lot went on in #OAweek across the region - much of which was compiled here before the week started.
Highlights included the Tuesday NZ/AU tweetchat - see tweet reach analysis, above, There was good discussion, including how the timing of the event works (or doesn't) in this part of the world.
The Brisbane tri-university event on Back to the Future day was, as Sue Hutley from QUT noted, extremely
eclectic, with examples of best practice in "openness" being shared across
disciplines. And that seemed like a particularly important theme overall.
UTS had a blog updated each day of OA week
Other events to highlight (not already on the AOASG page
) were Charles Darwin University's event which included Professor Lawrence Cram, Pro Vice Chancellor, Research and Research Training and Georgina Taylor, Co-lead, Open Access Button
- as well as the presentation of an OA prize.
In support of Open Access Week the University of Newcastle Library
offered UON staff and RHD students the chance to win an iPad. Simply by submitting a copy of their full-text, peer-reviewed manuscript (Final accepted version) to the NOVA repository during the promotion period they were entered into the iPad draw. All entrants also received a free coffee. The promotion was well received by current repository users as well as encouraging new open access supporters (approximately 25% of entrants this year had not previously archived).
The University of Queensland had librarians fanning out across the university to talk to researchers about OA in an OA Awareness campaign. And UWA library did a set of tweets of OA facts