Library events

Raising awareness of OER textbooks and open licences

RMIT University Library webinar

Tuesday, 20 October 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Discover OER textbooks, techniques to minimise barriers in adopting OER, and Creative Commons licences. We will also cover the elements of 'digital rights management free' and 'inclusive access' options from publishers and help you identify OER platforms and search engines to begin your discovery.

Open educational publishing – lessons learnt

RMIT University Library and Latrobe University Library webinar

Wednesday, 21 October 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Listen to Steven Chang from La Trobe University Library and Jennifer Hurley from RMIT University Library, who will discuss their experiences of supporting academic authors to publish their work as open educational resources.

Open Access and Research at RMIT

RMIT University Library webinar

Thursday, 22 October 22 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Discover how open access has come to the forefront as researchers attempt a coordinated, global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will discuss the benefits of open access research, including greater exposure, higher citation rates, and compliance with grant rules.

Open access also plays an important role in the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 that seeks to "Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements.”

Australian and international events

Open Access Week 2020 poster
Open Access logo
Openness can be a powerful tool for building more equitable systems of sharing knowledge. 

- Nick Shockey, Open Access Week