International Open Access Week

International Open Access Week is an event held globally to celebrate and promote the benefits of Open Access (OA). It helps to raise awareness of what Open Access means, why it is important and how to engage with it.

So what is Open Access? Open-access (OA) literature is “digital, online, freely accessible, copyright compliance and free of most licensing restrictions” (Suber, 2012). This concept forms a key part of open science, which is about extending the principles of openness to the whole research cycle, encouraging not just the sharing of publications but research data, methodology, processes, etc. so that other researchers can reproduce findings and also add significantly to the existing body of research.

Open Science benefits researchers, institutions and society at large – bringing greater visibility to research, ensuring greater return on investment for public funds and facilitating reproducible science.

Source: OpenAIRE

This year, in conjunction with the International Open Access Week, NUS Libraries will be organising a 1-day event to examine the topic of open science and to facilitate open knowledge discovery via a range of engaging activities.

Talk by Springer Nature: Beyond Open Access, Towards Open Research
Date/Time: 24 Oct 2018 Wednesday, 9.30am – 11.30am
Venue: Central Library Theatrette 1
The speaker Dr Antoine Bocquet, Managing Director of Springer Nature (Japan), will be covering how researchers can make themselves more visible not just through the usual open access publishing but through open data as well. As you know, more and more funding agencies and journals have a data sharing requirement and thus, it is perhaps timely that we look more deeply into the why, where, how and trends of data sharing in the current climate.

Open Knowledge Pop-Up Showcase
Date/Time: 24 Oct 2018 Wednesday, 12nn – 4pm
Venue: Central Library Level 4
Activities: Visit our pop-up booths, answer at least 1 question correctly at each booth and stand to win yourself attractive prizes in the Pop-up Showcase Lucky Draw. Here’s what you’ll find at the booths!

Booth 1 @ Outside Digital Scholarship Lab



ScholarBank@NUS is the digital institutional repository (IR) of the National University of Singapore (NUS). Its goals are to collect, preserve and showcase your research output to the world, and through this, maximise the research visibility, usage and impact of our researchers’ works and demonstrate NUS’ research excellence.

Find out what your IR can do for you!

Booth 2 @ Outside Digital Scholarship Lab

Biodiversity Library of Southeast Asia (BLSEA)

Discover the rare and unique collection of Southeast Asia’s flora and fauna through Biodiversity Library of Southeast Asia (BLSEA) – a digital library which aims to make the biodiversity literature available to a global audience through open access.

Booth 3 @ Digital Scholarship Lab


Digital Scholarship (DS)

The DS team collaborates with researchers on various digital projects and provides support to the NUS Community through consultation, workshops, and other means such as the DS Lab and Portal.

Learn about the resources available both physically and virtually that can help you promote open communication and increase your project’s impact.

Booth 4 @ Technology Enabled Learning (TEL) Imaginarium

TEL Imaginarium

The Imaginarium hosts many delights – such as Hololens, 360 degree cameras, leap motion and 4D virtual reality devices, amongst others.

Experience reality as you’ve never imagined it through play!

Lucky Draw Prizes:

1st Choice of 1 pair of Universal Studios tickets or Straits Kitchen buffet dinner for 2
2nd $ 50 CapitaLand voucher & 1 pair of Golden Village movie tickets
3rd and 4th $ 30 CapitaLand voucher & 1 pair of Golden Village movie tickets
5th and 6th 1 pair of Golden Village movie tickets
7th and 8th $ 20 NTUC voucher
9th and 10th Goodie-filled NUS Library tote bag

Game Rules

  • Each participant will receive a quiz card. You can collect the card from any of the 4 booths.
  • To be eligible for lucky draw, each participant must answer at least 1 question from each booth correctly and submit your completed quiz card to any booth before 4.00pm, 24 October 2018.

Terms & Conditions

  • The lucky draw is open to all NUS Staff and students only. NUS Libraries staff are not eligible to participate in the lucky draw.
  • Each participant who completes and returns the quiz card before 4.00pm, 24 October 2018 will be awarded one chance to participate in the Lucky Draw.
  • The Lucky Draw will be carried out on 26 October 2018. Winners will be notified by email within 2 weeks of the draw. All prize winners must produce their Staff Card / Student Card for identification/verification to claim their prizes.
  • Any unclaimed prizes 30 days after the date of notification shall be forfeited.
  • The NUS Libraries reserves the right to disqualify all entries that do not meet the rules and regulations of the Lucky Draw. These include entries submitted with invalid or incorrect information.
  • NUS Libraries’ decision on all matters relating to the Lucky Draw is final.

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