Open Access Week 2022

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Open Access Week 2022: Open for Climate Justice

‘Open for Climate Justice’ is the theme for this year’s International Open Access Week, running from Monday 24th - Sunday 30th October).

Lancaster University Library will be hosting several events as part of Open Access Week 2022.

This year’s focus on Climate Justice has seen the library design a programme of events aimed at encouraging connection and collaboration amongst the climate movement and open research community. Open Access is the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need.

Open Access Week is an opportunity for the academic and research community to learn about its potential benefits, share what they’ve learned, and help inspire wider participation.

What’s on

Author and activist Matt Sowerby will deliver a talk entitled 'How to find hope in a climate crisis', featuring live poetry readings. It will be open to all staff, students and members of the public.

The library has also engaged with internal and external partners to bring communities together.

Lancaster University's 'ReproducibiliTea' journal club, will deliver a special Open Access Week meeting, while the new Centre for Digital Humanities launch event will take place in the library on the Tuesday 26th October.

Other events include an ‘Open Science for Authors’ webinar, and a drop-in session with the Library Open Access team.

There’s also the opportunity to develop your research meta-data skills at the ‘How not to fail your research project’ workshop.

The full list of Open Access Week events at the library is available on the Lancaster University Library webpages.

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