Conference Agenda

General track 12: Open Access drivers and opportunities
Thursday, 29/Jun/2017:
11:00am - 12:30pm

Session Chair: Elin Stangeland, University of Oslo
Location: Ballroom B
Hilton Brisbane

11:00am - 11:30am

The role of the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group in supporting OA initiatives in the Australasian region.

Virginia Barbour

Australasian Open Access Strategy Group

The Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG) was formed during 2013 with the aim of providing a central group to advocate on open access. It was originally focus was Australia. In 2015 it expanded to include New Zealand institutions.

AOASG’s activities include advocacy for open access, through a range of models, at local and national level, collaboration with relevant local organisations, such as Creative Commons Australia and Creative Commons New Zealand and support of a local community of practitioners on open access.

AOASG provides a point of contact for international groups working on open access. It also has a specific role in raising awareness of specific open access initiatives elsewhere, and engaging in debate on the relevance of those initiatives to this region.

11:30am - 12:30pm

Panel Discussion: Catalysing Open Access: Global drivers for OA

Kate Byrne1, Mark Ratliff2, Jane Miller3, Anton Angelo4, Arthur Smith5

1Symplectic, United Kingdom; 2Princeton University; 3University of Melbourne; 4University of Canterbury; 5University of Cambridge

There are 199 different funder open access policies from all over the world listed in Sherpa Romeo. Whilst ROARMap documents 571 open access policies at global research institutions plus there are many more institutional policies and unwritten practices not yet documented.

Between funder mandates, government reporting exercises, institutional policies and publisher agreements, the development of open access infrastructure and support continues to be pulled in different directions by the diverse global drivers for open access. As a result, the priorities for development can be notably different around the world.

Join our expert panel as they explore the global drivers for open access that have impacted their priorities in developing open access infrastructure and support.

Spanning a range of countries and repository platforms, our panel will talk about their experiences catalysing open access at their institution; sharing about what’s worked, what’s failed and what challenges still remain. The panel will also explore a range of ideas for ways to work more collaboratively on a global scale.

Come along and share your experiences to help build up a picture of the interconnections and divergences between the global drivers for open access and begin an open conversation about the path forward.