‘Promoting research through open access – everything you ever wanted to know’. Speaker: Dr Danny Kingsley, Manager Scholarly Communication & ePublishing, with ANU researchershttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/9485
Summary: This talk aims to provide the background for anyone who wanted to know more about open access but were afraid to ask. The general philosophy of open access is that publicly funded research should be publicly available. The talk will describe the mechanisms for achieving open access, the benefits afforded those who make their work available and the concerns people have about open access. ANU researchers who actively make their work available will discuss their experiences.
‘Copyright and open access in a fast changing landscape’. Speaker: Ellen Broad, Executive Officer, Australian Digital Alliancehttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/9484
Summary: This talk will look at recent issues relating to copyright both overseas and in Australia. Copyright determines what we can and cannot share and recent attempts in the US to enforce copyright online saw an online protest by Wikipedia turning 'off' for 24 hours. In January a proposal for the US Research Works Act - which would make it illegal to have open access a condition of federal research funding - was met with a storm of online protest. Not only was the bill retracted but it spawned an academic boycott of Elsevier in protest of their financial support of the bill. The Australian Law Reform Commission is currently conducting an inquiry into Copyright and the Digital Economy. This is an area to watch.
‘The NHMRC mandate and you – a guide’. Speaker: Dr Danny Kingsley, Manager Scholarly Communication & ePublishing, ANUhttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/9483
Summary: The National Health & Medical Research Council has recently commenced its open access policy, and things appear to be moving in this direction at the Australian Research Council. But what is a mandate? And how does it affect researchers? This talk will explore the NHMRC mandate, and look at how mandates are managed by publishers, institutions and funders around the world.