Open Access Week 2022

Open Access Week, running from 24–30 October, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to:

  • understand the potential benefits of open scholarship
  • share learning with colleagues, and
  • inspire wider participation to help make openness a new norm in scholarship and research.

This year’s Open Access Week theme, Open for Climate Justice, seeks to encourage connection and collaboration among the climate movement and the international open community. Sharing knowledge is a human right and openness can create pathways to more equitable knowledge sharing.

Open Access Week event: So you want to write an open textbook? 

On Wednesday 26 October at 1pm, the Library will present a special OA Week online event.

So you want to write an open textbook? will explore the role that open educational resources (OER) can play in ensuring equity in knowledge sharing in an academic setting.

Guest speaker Dr Amanda White from the University of Technology, Sydney, will discuss her experience producing an open textbook for first-year accounting students. The textbook, Accounting and Accountability, will be used by over 2000 students at UTS annually. By using an existing open educational resource and adapting it for the Australian environment, Amanda was able to ensure that the resource met accessibility requirements, included a diverse range of perspectives, was sustainable and free to students.

She will share why open textbooks are helping enable a modern and up-to-date curriculum.

Dr Amanda White is a Senior Lecturer and the Deputy Head (Education) of the Accounting discipline in the UTS Business School and has been teaching accounting at the university level for almost two decades. She has received awards for her work in creating accessible resources, OER and academic integrity.

Please join us on 26 October to see how you could produce an open textbook for your students.

Register online

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