The University of Newcastle, Australia

Know your Rights – Copyright, Creative Commons and Open Access

20 Oct 2020 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm

RA-Open Access Week

Research Advantage has partnered with the University Library to deliver a series of information sessions and practical demonstrations as part of Open Access Week 2020.

What is Open Access Week? Open Access Week is a global event and an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

Open Access to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.

Open Access (OA) has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship. Research funding agencies, academic institutions, researchers and scientists, teachers, students, and members of the general public are supporting a move towards Open Access in increasing numbers every year. Open Access Week is a key opportunity for all members of the community to take action to keep this momentum moving forward.

Know your Rights – Copyright, Creative Commons and Open Access

When publishing you are usually asked to transfer copyright to the publisher, who in turn sets the terms for providing open access. Find out how to identify publishers that let you retain your author rights; apply Creative Commons licences to your work; or negotiate your rights using an author addendum to the standard publishing agreement.

  • Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020
  • Time: 12 - 1:30pm
  • Location: Online via Zoom

Dr Sarah Jansen, 
Associate Librarian, University of Newcastle
Mr Anthony O’Brien, Learning and Teaching Librarian, University of Newcastle
Ms Catherine Moffat, Senior Librarian, University of Newcastle
Ms Lisa Ogle, Senior Research Librarian, University of Newcastle

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What is Research Advantage?

The Research Advantage Program is designed to foster the development of an engaged research community at the University of Newcastle, empowering academics at all career levels to reach their full potential.

The Research Advantage program currently offers 12 special initiatives which includes multi-disciplinary networking opportunities, research capability development and education opportunities, funding and scholarship opportunities.

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