Open Access week events

OA week 2023

Lib4RI is excited to announce the upcoming Open Access (OA) Week 2023, taking place from 23-29 October 2023. Taking up this year’s theme «Community over Commercialisation», Lib4RI will be present on all main campuses with OA information booths to promote the importance of OA within the research community. In addition, we are thrilled to host a lecture by Matthias Egger (SNSF) on OA at WSL.

Matthias Egger: “Open access: the good, the bad and the ugly?”

WSL Birmensdorf & via Zoom • 24 October 2023 • 10:30 - 11:30
As part of «WSL Distinguished Lectures».

Zoom-link  MeetingID: 68906493366 / Kenncode: 990484

In recent years, Open Access (OA) publishing has experienced rapid growth, witnessing the emergence of numerous new publishers and journals. In this talk, I will explore the benefits, challenges, and potential pitfalls of OA publishing from the perspectives of both an active researcher and a research funder. I will briefly revisit the well-rehearsed arguments for OA and discuss some challenges and abuses, such as peer review quality or predatory practices. Finally, I will conclude with a discussion of best practices and alternative publishing models.

  • Talk: Prof. Dr. Matthias Egger, President of the National Research Council of the SNSF
  • Moderation: Dr. Lothar Nunnenmacher, Head of Lib4RI
  • Language: English

OA information booths

The OA information booths, aimed at researchers from Eawag, Empa, PSI, and WSL, will be held at the following locations and dates:

  • Monday, 23.10.2023, Eawag Dübendorf (Atrium Forum Chriesbach) 11:30 - 14:00
  • Tuesday, 24.10.2023, WSL Birmensdorf (next to the staff restaurant) 11:30 - 14:00
  • Wednesday, 25.10.2023, PSI Villigen (in front of the main entrance of OASE) 11:30 - 14:00
  • Thursday, 26.10.2023, Empa Dübendorf (next to the exit of the staff restaurant) 11:30 - 14:00

OA Week is a global event aimed at raising awareness about free access to scholarly literature and research outputs. This year's focus on «Community over Commercialisation» emphasizes the collaborative nature of research and the benefits of sharing knowledge openly.

Lib4RI is committed to promoting OA and facilitating the dissemination of knowledge within the research community. The events during the OA week provide a platform for discussions, information sharing, and networking among researchers. Check our website for further information on OA services by Lib4RI.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us and we are looking forward to seeing you at our information booths!