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Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication: Open Access Events at Wits

This LibGuide provides useful information about the Open Access Movement, open access publishing and open scholarly communication trends.

Photos - OA Seminar 2 October 2019

OA Events on Campus - 2014

Talk by Achal Prabhala, a writer and researcher from Bangladore, India, and visiting lecturer at Wits in May/June 2014. This talk was an event in celebration of OA Week for 2014. It was entitled "Put Copyright Hassles Behind You  - Move into the Open Knowledge Environment” .

Open Access Campus Events 2013

Open Access Week is an international event to promote and celebrate the sharing of research, educational material and other information on an open access platform for global accessibility.  Institutions in South Africa, including Wits, will be celebrating Open Access Week (21-27 October 2013\ by highlighting our Open Access library collections and promoting Open Access to academics, other staff and students.

Two events were held :

1. 23 October 2013 - Medical School Campus (Speaker: Ms Johanna Kuhn, Springer BioMed Central)

2. 13 November 2013 - East Campus - see programme and presentations below. Keynote Speaker : Prof. Adam Habib's presentation is on Podcast at:

Announcement of OA Event 2013  

Open Access and Institutional Repositories 2012

Open Access presentation for OA Week 2010 (D. Nicholson)