International Open Access Week is organised by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) in partnership with the Open Access Week Advisory Committee, which was established in 2008. This project provides an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue learning about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share their expertise with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.
Since 2012, the EUI has taken part in celebrating Open Access Week, taking place this year on 24-28 October. In the context of Open Access Week 2022, and following the renewed commitment of the EUI to the Budapest Open Access Initiative recommendations, the EUI Library is organising a series of events and trainings for the EUI community, the CIVICA network, and beyond to help academics navigate the challenges and opportunities of embracing Openness as a research paradigm.
The initiatives will kick off on Monday, 24 October with a roundtable on Unravelling the value and practice of Openness in Academia. The event will centre around a discussion on how the value of Openness can (or cannot) drive practices and decision making at the EUI. Panellists of the roundtable include Professors Jelena Dzankic from the Robert Schuman Centre, Claudio Radaelli from the EUI School of Transnational Governance, Regina Grafe from the History Department, and Jeffrey Checkel from the Department of Political and Social Sciences. The roundtable will be introduced by Dean of Research, Professor Giacomo Calzolari.
The event will be followed by two short training sessions organised throughout the week. The first session, taking place on Wednesday, 26 October, will deal with Transformative Agreements and funding of APCs at the EUI. The following training, taking place on Friday, 28 October, will focus on Your online visibility: academic author identifier ORCID and Social Media.
In addition, following the successful outcome of the EUI Library's 2019 "Research Impact Challenge," during this year's edition, the exercise will be repeated newly with a series of small daily challenges. By registering to the initiative, participants will have the opportunity to carry out brief daily tasks throughout the week that will help them better understand and manage their online scholarly presence, as well as the impact and reach of their research.
All events and initiatives are open to the EUI community, members of CIVICA institutions and the broader public.