Events for International Open Access Week 2017

International Open Access Week 2017 kicks off next Monday 23rd October. Macquarie University Library has a number of events planned to celebrate and put a spotlight on the advantages of Open Access and Open Scholarship.


Software is not just for Scientists 
Tuesday 24th October 11am-12pm and Wed 25th October 1pm-2pm, both in Room M4.01 on Level 4 of the Library

Researchers and professional staff from across campus will share how they use software tools in their work. Talks will explore the next generation  of digital research techniques and tools such as R, Python, Open Refine and LaTex (plus many others!) to build awareness, confidence and capacity and connect with colleagues and the latest in digital scholarship.

Tuesday’s series of talks will feature machine learning with Kathryn Elliot, Trello with Sami Hossain, LaTeX with Tunde Szalay, Pedastal with Michael Rampe, data reuse with Brian Ballsun-Stanton and and FAIMS and Alveo with Shawn Ross and Steve Cassidy.

Wednesday’s talks include digital tools for research communication with Lilia Mantai, Padlet with Bill Ashraf, Text mining and python with Mauricio Marrone, GitHub and ConTeXt with Petra Janouchova and Overleaf with Fiona Jones and Abbie Baker.

Virtual Reality showcase – 1230pm-130pm, Thursday 26th October in Library Reserve on Level 2

IMG_E4353[1]Join us in the Library’s new techSpace in the Reserve area on Level 2 and try out our VR goggles, where we will take you on a journey to explore the human body, experience what it’s like to fall off a cliff, and to look at Star Wars from a very different perspective. Learn about the importance of Open Educational resources in the development of VR technologies.

We will also have an Open Access Stall outside of the library  from Tuesday 24th until Thursday 26th October where you can get more information on Open Access, Copyright, Creative Commons and Open Educational Resources. Feel free to come along and talk to one of our friendly staff members.



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