About International Open Access Week
Every year, SFU Library participates in International Open Access Week, to raise awareness of open scholarship and celebrate the work that the SFU community is doing to make knowledge public.
This year’s theme is Open For Climate Justice, an opportunity to join together, take action, and raise awareness around how open can be a means for climate justice:
- by encouraging knowledge exchange and collaboration among the climate movement and the international open community.
- because sharing knowledge is a human right, and tackling the climate crisis requires the rapid exchange of knowledge across geographic, economic, and disciplinary boundaries.
Established by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and partners in the student community in 2008, International Open Access Week is an opportunity to take action in making openness the default for research -- to raise the visibility of scholarship, accelerate research, and turn breakthroughs into better lives.
Attend a workshop
Introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI): October 26
Grad Conversations on the Open Access topic: October 27
Unlock the Potential of Volunteered Geographic Information: October 28
Check out the new Climate Justice collection in Summit, our institutional repository
To celebrate Open Access Week 2022 and this year's theme, we have created a new & featured Climate Justice Collection in Summit, SFU's institutional repository. This new collection provides examples of open scholarship from SFU students, faculty, and staff, related to the climate crisis.
Members of the SFU community are invited to contribute further to the collection by submitting your climate research related work.
Listen to a podcast, or watch a film or a talk
Indigenous Climate Action Pod
A podcast bringing Indigenous peoples together to discuss climate change, sustainability, and Indigenous rights.
Paywall: the Business of Scholarship
Learn about the major academic publishers and open scholarship in this 2018 documentary.
OER at SFU
An introduction to Open Education Resources at SFU, filmed for Open Access Week 2020.
Public Knowledge Project (PKP): Collection of climate-related open scholarship
SFU Library is a long-term partner and proud supporter of the Public Knowledge Project (PKP). Based at SFU, PKP develops open source tools for scholarly publishing and is best known for Open Journal Systems which is used by over 25,000 journals worldwide and is available in over 40 languages. For Open Access Week, PKP has pulled together a collection of climate-related open scholarship published using PKP’s open source publishing platforms. We invite you to explore these examples of open scholarship from around the world which contribute valuable knowledge to help tackle the crucial climate crisis.
See our posters and table displays on open access
You are welcome to visit our Open Access Week posters and table displays at the 3rd and 7th floor (Room 7010, in Research Commons) of the Bennett Library at SFU Burnaby.
Browse (or check out) books, or grab a handout or a magnet from the OA Week table displays.
Visit our posters for an array of information about open access and open education, including how much journal subscriptions cost, or how to assess a journal.
Take a look at these comprehensive open access resources on climate change
- Climate Change Laws of the World is a Columbia Law School database
- The Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
- The UN and Climate Change website
- The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Newsroom
- The World Bank Climate Change Knowledge Portal
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