OpenCon 2017: The OpenCon Platform » Open@VT

“As part of Open Access Week, the University Libraries and the Graduate School offered a travel scholarship to OpenCon 2017, a conference for early career researchers on open access, open data, and open educational resources. From a pool of many strong essay applications, we chose Alexis Villacis, a Ph.D. student in Agricultural and Applied Economics. Alexis attended the conference in Berlin, Germany on November 11-13, and sent the report below. Be sure to check out the OpenCon 2017 highlights….”

#ELPUB2018: Deadline Extended to 31 January – Everything is Connected

“Deadline for submission of extended abstracts for full papers and other presentations is being extended to 31 January 2018. International Conference on Electronic Publishing 2018 (ELPUB) Connecting the Knowledge Commons: From Projects to Sustainable Infrastructure June 22-24, 2018 University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada Full disclosure: I am a member of the programme committee. ELPUB 2018 marks the 22nd edition of the International Conference in ELectronic PUBlishing and the 10th anniversary of the meeting being held in Toronto….”

An introduction to Open Research (for PhD students in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences) | University of Cambridge, Scholarly Communication

“Description Would you like to share your research findings with the international academic community, without paywall restrictions? Would you like to boost citations of your work? Did you know that funders recognise the benefits of Open Access and most now require it as a condition of their grants? These are questions for postgraduate students at all stages of their research.

Event date:  Thursday, 1 February, 2018 Who is this event for?:  Researchers PhDs PIs

Event link:  An introduction to Open Research (for PhD students in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences)”

GWF Open Science Meeting – Global Water Futures – University of Saskatchewan

“This will be the first annual general meeting of the Global Water Futures program. Plenaries, project reporting, posters, student events, breakout sessions, and other important GWF initiatives will take place during this time. Please stay tuned for more information and call for submissions deadlines.  Event Details When: June 04, 2018 – June 06, 2018 Time: 08:00 AM – 06:00 PM Location: McMaster University, Hamilton, ON”

Panelists Discuss New Developments in Open Access Monographs for OASPA and Knowledge Exchange Webinar – OASPA

Eelco Ferwerda (OAPEN), Lucy Montgomery (Knowledge Unlatched Research), and Christina Emery (Springer Nature) recently joined OASPA and Knowledge Exchange for a webinar to discuss new developments in Open Access monographs in the humanities and social sciences. Jeroen Sondervan (Knowledge Exchange) chaired the discussion. The Copyright Clearance Center hosted the webinar. Leyla Williams, Events and Communications Coordinator at OASPA, reflects on the discussion.

A recording of the webinar is available at:

Finding Open Access Scholarly Research | HR Hub

“Are you part of a non-profit organization, but don’t have access to University research and resources? This workshop will focus on ways non-University affiliated community researchers can still access excellent scholarly articles & research, so you don’t have to beg, steal, or borrow to get the evidence you need. Beyond the paywall is freedom! All Are Welcome! We’ll cover: What is Open Access, and can you trust it? Places to find high quality, legal, scholarly research – beyond Google Simple search strategies to get better results Resources for grant writing…”

OpenCon 2017 Lithuania: Towards Open Research Data and Open Science in Lithuania – Open Access Week

On the 23rd of October (Monday) the Library of Kaunas University of Technology, in collaboration with “OpenCon” and “OpenAIRE2020“, will host the conference ”OpenCon 2017 Lithuania: Towards Open Research Data and Open Science“. The aim of the event is to revise the national developments in terms of policy and practice both in Europe and Lithuania, open research data repository services, projects carried out and other open science oriented activities.“OpenCon 2017 Lithuania” is a satellite event of the annual OpenCon global conference.

Making Your Research Freely-Available with MarXiv: The (free!) preprint service for ocean-conservation and marine-climate science | OpenChannels: Sustainable Ocean Management and Conservation

“Event Date:  Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 1pm EST / 10am PST / 6pm UTC This webinar will be presented by Nick Wehner, Project Director of MarXiv and Director of Open Initiatives at OCTO. Ocean managers, policymakers, and NGOs routinely face barriers to scientific knowledge: they simply can’t afford costly subscriptions to traditional peer-reviewed academic journals. Studies have found that these financial barriers result in less primary science being used in on-the-ground environmental management plans.”