SAGE Publishing and Council of Australian University Libraries reach new “Read and Publish” agreement — SAGE Publishing

SAGE Publishing and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL), the negotiating body representing universities in Australia and New Zealand, have announced a new Open Access Agreement which will expand publishing opportunities for ANZ researchers. The three year agreement, which begins on the 1st January 2023 and will last through to the 31st December 2025, provides researchers with:

Open Access Week 2022 | Open Access Australasia

“Open Access Australasia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Open Access Australasia recognises the Awabakal, Turrbal and Yugara, and Bedegal as the First Nations owners of the lands where we work.

We also pay our respects to all indigenous peoples wherever they are in the world including ng? iwi, M?ori the tangata whenua of Aotearoa New Zealand.

This year’s Open Access week theme seeks to encourage connection and collaboration among the climate movement and the international open community. Sharing knowledge is a human right, and tackling the climate crisis requires the rapid exchange of knowledge across geographic, economic, and disciplinary boundaries.  Register for the events below and make sure to save our OA Week 2022 Zoom backgrounds to use for the events….”

Open-access movement must be inclusive, advocates say – Research Professional News

“The open-access movement needs to ensure it takes all researchers along as it matures in Australia, a national seminar has been told.

Ginny Barbour, director of Open Access Australasia and a professor at Queensland University of Technology, said the open-access movement in Australia was looking for “equity in scholarly communication”.

She told a “preview” webinar ahead of Open Access Australasia’s 2022 annual meeting that this extended beyond easier publication methods to ensuring other barriers to publication were removed. She spoke of the need, “in our regions, for journals that support Indigenous research”.

There is “a need for communities of practice as a very important way of helping people navigate the open-access landscape, which is very challenging and confusing”, she said.

Another emerging issue is that some publications that had been made free to read during the pandemic are “disappearing behind paywalls” again, she said. “The conversations are moving on in this area…If it worked for the pandemic, what does it mean for other important areas that we are facing as a society at the moment?” she asked, giving climate change as an example….”

About the Toolkit – Open Research Toolkit – LibGuides at CAUL – Council of Australian University Librarians

The Open Research Toolkit was created by the Open Research Working Group, comprising representatives of the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) with advisors from ARC, NHMRC, ARDC and CAUDIT.

Huge engagement for Open Access Week 2021 | Open Access Australasia

“With the COVID 19 pandemic continuing to push a global focus on Open Science, this year’s Open Access week was more important for advocacy than ever before. The international theme of building structural equity could not have been more appropriate and was the most common recurring answer to the question of what needs to be considered in order to sustain & fund  an open ecosystem for the future.

We were thrilled with the line up of fascinating presentations and thoughtful panel discussions we brought together under the able leadership of La Trobe’s Dr Thomas Shafee who steered our Open Access Week organising group. ”

Open Access Australasia Webinar

“The contribution of open access to the UN Sustainable Development Goals presented by Director of Research and Corporate at UNSW Library, Fiona Bradley

The UN Sustainable Development Goals were adopted in 2016. Five years in, great progress has been made in some areas while others lag. When the goals were adopted, the importance of data, evidence, and research to demonstrate progress was emphasised, but how much has been achieved and what role does open access play?

Join us for a brief overview of the process that led to the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda process and the ongoing review mechanisms will emphasize the agenda as a tool for advocacy at global, national, and local institutional levels in which open access and access to information contribute to underpinning the achievement of all other goals.”