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Open Access: Open Access Week 2018

Open Access Week 2018

Open Access Week is 22-28 October 2018. This year's theme is designing equitable foundations for open knowledge.

The University Library will be running an online course to give researchers an opportunity to discuss the issues of open access in their practice. We will also be screening the documentary Paywall: the business of scholarship, and running The Game of Open Access.

Being an open researcher schedule

Being an open researcher is an opportunity for University of Hull researchers at all stages of their career to come together and discuss issues of open access and be introduced to concepts and resources they may not have explored before. It is a five day course running 22-26 October 2018 and will take place primarily in Canvas. It is expected that you only need spend half an hour a day on the activities. To join, fill out the sign up form on this page.

The schedule for Being an open researcher:

Day Activity
Monday 22 October Why choose open access?
Tuesday 23 October How do you publish open access material?
Wednesday 24 October Where do you share your research?
Thursday 25 October What tools do you use to measure interaction with your research?
Friday 26 October Who else provides good open access guidance?

Being an open researcher is only open to staff and students of the University of Hull.

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Play the game of open access

PLAY the game of open access. An opportunity to meet up with other researchers and play desktop game, The Game of Open Access, 13:00-15:00 on 23 Oct 2018 in Skills Room 1. The game is designed to promote discussion of elements of the publishing process. More information on the game is available at

Paywall: The business of scholarship screening - 13:00, 24 October 2018, Skills Room 2

WATCH Paywall: The Business of Scholarship. Come to a screening of Jason Schmitt’s documentary on the business of research publishing, 13:00-14:30 on 24 Oct 2018 in Skills Room 2, which will be followed by the opportunity to discuss some of the issues raised.