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Open Access webinars

Researcher Week has been scheduled to coincide with Open Access Week, a global event for the research community to discuss and learn about the benefits of Open Access.

The Library is running two sessions, with the support of ALIA RAIS, that that discuss the benefits of open publishing. Register for the sessions below if you would like to know more about open textbook publishing or maximising the impact and engagement with your research by making it open access.

The webinars will be recorded, so if you cannot attend live or would like to attend some of the concurrent sessions in the City on Tuesday 22 October, then register anyway and we'll send you a link to the recording!

RMIT academics engaging with open educational resources to enhance their courses

12.00-12.30, Presenters: Jenny Hurley and Daniella Hutchings. Location: Online

Throughout 2019 the Academic Development Group in the RMIT College of Science, Engineering and Health (SHE) has led the Blended Learning Pilot, part of a strategy to adapt their pedagogy to meet the disruptions facing the education sector. The initiative has focused on implementing several innovative teaching practices that respond to students’ needs, including the use of open educational practices in course materials. Hear from the academics who have adopted open education resources (OERs) to ensure that their course materials are accessible, adaptable and can be used to engage today’s students.

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Open Access - know your rights!

12.45-1.30, Presenters: Keely Chapman and Adam Rivett. Location: Online

Congratulations, you've published! But how do you make your publications/research data go further?

In this session, learn the skills the expert researcher has in order to successfully make your publications available open access. Discover the tips and tricks on how to make the most of the Research Repository.

  • Learn the difference between an accepted manuscript and a published version
  • Unearth the secrets your publishers might not tell you (in plain English anyway).
  • Find out how you can maximise the audience your research data receives.
  • Above all, know your rights!
  • Register for this session