Open Access Week is upon us in Singapore again and we are gearing up to celebrate this event at NUS together with other local institutions like NTU, SMU and NIE. It has been announced that this year’s theme for the 8th International Open Access Week is “Open for Collaboration”.
For a friendly reminder on what open access is all about, you can watch this cute animated video that explains open access in publishing research work and how it benefits researchers and knowledge dissemination.
So are you ready for what we have in store for you at NUS Libraries and to start collaborating with your peers on open access?
NUS Libraries has organised a simple quiz which will test your knowledge about open access and how NUS Libraries supports this movement. It will be held until 30 Oct 2015 and is open to NUS students and staff, excluding NUS Library staff. So hurry on to the quiz and you may be lucky enough to win an iPod Shuffle or Starbucks vouchers! To enter the quiz, please visit here.
We will also be organising a couple of academic talks conducted by the publishers, Taylor & Francis and SAGE, which will be held on 21 and 22 Oct 2015 respectively. Taylor & Francis will be sending its speaker, Ms Wendy Wong, Managing Editor for Science and Technology journals, for an informative talk at Central Library, Theatrette 1 on 21 October at 10AM. If you want to join this talk, please register at this link.
Next on 22 October, we will have Ms Rosalia Da Garcia from SAGE who will present the talk titled “Simple Guide to Writing a Journal Article”, which covers publishers’ guidelines on journal articles, selecting the right journal to publish in and the various open access options for authors. Ms Garcia is currently the Executive Director, Consortia/Library Sales & Marketing, SAGE Publications Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd, and she is responsible for the strategic direction of the overall SAGE Asia Pacific sales and marketing initiatives. To register for this talk, please visit here.
But that is not all to celebrating Open Access Week – do remember to check out the other related open access events happening in Singapore and around the world! Below are some listed talks and webinars that NUS students and staff may be interested to participate in:
- Open Access Week @ NTU:
- Your Route to Open Access: 5 Steps to Success organised by Wiley
- Faculty Perspectives on Publishing Open Access organised by the Association of College and Research Libraries
- Open for Collaboration: an introduction to open scholarly communication practices jointly organised by Taylor & Francis and Brunel University London
- Altmetrics & Open Access organised by EBSCO
So join us in this annual celebration of open knowledge at NUS Libraries and we hope you will have gained a better understanding of how research work is being distributed and shared with open access, as well as the benefits of open access to researchers.